Lindum worked with Doncaster Council and Savoy Cinemas to deliver a world-class cinema and leisure experience in Doncaster town centre.
The £8.5million building opened its doors for residents and visitors in mid-September. It has six screens, luxury recliner and rocker seating and the very latest in viewing technology.
The project was a significant job for Lindum, involving many of our different construction departments.
In addition to putting up the main structure, our roofing and cladding experts finished the exterior of the building, our specialist joinery team manufactured the bespoke counter inside and our plant hire team provided the tools and equipment.
The contract was procured using the Pagabo framework and was completed during the Coronavirus pandemic. Lindum Exec Board director Edward Chambers said: “Whilst progress was unavoidably impacted by the outbreak, the team did very well progressing works safely with full compliance with all Covid guidance to get the job finished.
“It’s been a pleasure working with Doncaster Council through the Pagabo Framework, and with repeat end-user Savoy Cinemas on what will be a fantastic facility for Doncaster.”
The development benefited from £635,000 of the Sheffield City Region Local Growth Funding (LGF) and will ultimately create more than 100 jobs and bring new business rate income into the borough.
Mayor of the Sheffield City Region Dan Jarvis said: “It’s wonderful to see this important project completed – a testament to the vision Doncaster’s Mayor and Council have been driving forward. It is a great example too of how our Local Growth Fund can make a difference: creating jobs, boosting the vitality of our town centres, widening access to culture, and improving our quality of life. As we work to renew our economy and build a stronger, greener, and fairer South Yorkshire in the aftermath of COVID, this sort of funding is more important than ever.”
Doncaster was the sixth site in Savoy’s expanding cinema chain, which currently provides a variety of cinema offerings to suit all audiences.
James Collington, Savoy Managing Director, said: “We are proud to be installing the latest technology throughout, including our Premium Vertex format in screen 1, comprising next-generation 4k laser projection and Dolby Atmos Immersive sound.”
Ros Jones, Mayor of Doncaster, said: “The new Savoy cinema complex looks fantastic and will be another great attraction in our blossoming Civic and Cultural Quarter. “It will frame Sir Nigel Gresley Square and complement Cast performance venue, the civic office and the new homes that have already gone up. We also have Danum Gallery, Library and Museum and Doncaster University Technology College being built in this quarter with further plans in the pipeline for the Waterdale area.
“When you consider all the other schemes we are delivering in the town centre as part of our ambitious Urban Centre Masterplan, it’s clear to see how we are driving Doncaster forward at pace and helping to transform the whole borough for residents and communities.”
More information on the development can be found at: www.doncaster.gov.uk/cinema