The state-of-the-art £3.6 million leisure development in Grantham, Lincoln, held its ground-breaking ceremony. Once completed, the 20,000 sq ft site will house a five-screen, 650 seat cinema, operated by Savoy Cinemas, as well as two retail units. The development forms part of the wider regeneration of Grantham town centre and will include the provision of improved public realm.
“We are delighted to be working on this scheme; the project is an important part of the wider regeneration of Grantham, which is currently seeing significant investment to revitalise the town through a range of different schemes,” said Javeed Virk, director at Pick Everard, which acts as the quantity surveyor and NEC contract supervisor of the scheme.
“We are very pleased to be involved in delivering this scheme that will bring brand new retail and leisure facilities to the town centre. Pick Everard is involved in delivering quantity surveying and overseeing the running of NEC contracts, ensuring that all parties work together to deliver the project on time and on budget. This is something we have a great deal of expertise and experience in, and we look forward to taking this exciting project to completion,” Javeed added.
The project has been procured via the Scape Regional Construction framework, with construction company G F Tomlinson delivering the build.
“It’s exciting to see our partners delivering such a state-of-the-art project in the midst of the regeneration plans in Grantham. Scape’s commitment to delivering social value through our Regional Construction framework will ensure the local economy feels the benefits throughout the project’s lifetime and beyond,” commented Victoria Brambini, managing director of Scape Procure.
“By engaging the local supply chain, the scheme will create important local employment and training opportunities, and once complete the whole community will benefit from the improved public realm. I look forward to seeing the project progress over the coming months,” she continued.
Work on the public realm and building shell are due to be completed by Christmas 2018 to allow interior fit-out work to take place. It is expected that the development will open to the public next Easter.