Another New Cinema for expanding multi-screen operator Savoy

The firm played a key role in Savoy Cinemas’ plans to take its name to Doncaster, where a six-screen complex will form part of a mixed-use leisure scheme. Contracts have been exchanged.

Banks Long & Co Managing Director Tim Bradford said: “We are delighted to have sourced and secured the site for our client Savoy Cinemas Limited.

“This will add to the existing cinemas in Nottingham, Worksop, Corby and Boston. We are well-advanced with a number of other new sites and hope to be able to announce more new acquisitions in 2016.”

The development of the high quality cinema – and restaurant scheme - in Doncaster’s Civic and Cultural Quarter took a significant step forward with the recent approval of a Reserved Matters planning application for the 18,000 sq ft, 984-seat cinema and 17,000 sq ft of family restaurants.

Doncaster Council and urban regeneration specialist Muse Developments worked in partnership to deliver the award-winning first phase of the scheme, which was finished in 2013.

That included a 57,000 sq ft civic office, the performance venue “Cast”, a new public square, housing and a refurbished 850-space, multi-storey car park.

The new cinema will complement the Cast Theatre and, together with the new restaurants, will provide a cultural and leisure development for the third side of Sir Nigel Gresley Square. The development is expected to create around 100 new jobs in the town centre.

Savoy Cinemas Managing Director James Collington said: “We are delighted that all parts of the development have now fallen into place and that we can confidently move forwards with our next venue.

“This will feature the very best facilities available for 21st century cinema and will be a fantastic addition to Doncaster Town Centre.

Work is programmed to start on site this Spring and be completed by early 2017.