We have delivered a new eight screen cinema, The Arc Cinema in Beeston. The cinema is part of a wider £50million redevelopment of Beeston Square.
The cinema has 690 luxurious, reclining leather seats with generous legroom, laser digital projection and surround sound in six of the eight screens. The cinema also includes two Hypersense auditoria which have wall-to-wall screens, the latest 4k laser projection and Dolby Atmos immersive sound.
The ground floor entrance to the cinema houses a small foyer with ticket machines, as well as a staircase and lift to the first floor, which houses all of the screens, the concessions and seating areas. As a result there were challenges in bringing materials onto site, which we overcame by erecting scaffold gantry, so we could machine lift the materials onto the first floor and remove waste.
There was restricted space around the building. Consequently we installed the site facilities within the building; and rented half of an adjacent car park for site storage. We liaised closely with the local authority to arrange traffic management and safe areas for the public to move around the town centre. The road adjacent to the site was very busy, preventing full road closures during the works. As a result, we worked night shifts when we undertook the external works to the façade and installed the external lighting and signage.
We delivered the 15 week programme on time and to budget.