TAKE A PEEK INSIDE THE NEW HARVEY SHOPPING CENTRE CINEMA
The project is one of the largest in a series of redevelopment works to the Centre, which have been on-going since 2011.
The new Cineworld complex will house a six screen cinema, as well as five new restaurants – three of which have already been snapped up by retailers including Tinseltown and Prezzo.
Building contractor Speller Metcalfe has been on site since the start of the redevelopment works in 2011, and Project Manager Phil Turner is inviting visitors to come and see how the work is progressing.
“The cinema has been a challenging but interesting part of the centre’s redevelopment plans and we welcome anyone who wants to come and take a look behind the scenes,” said Phil. “We advertise our weekly site tour schedule outside the site office, located on the walkway between the car park and main shopping centre.”
So far Speller Metcalfe has put on site tours for over 50 visitors and worked tirelessly to minimise disruption for retailers and those using the shops.
This has included working overnight, out of hours and alongside retailers including Tesco who have been instrumental in working with the building team to lessen the impact for visitors.
“Speller Metcalfe is a member of the Considerate Constructors Scheme, which is a code we sign up to help improve the image of construction, minimise disruption and engage with the communities we work in,” Phil continued.
“This wouldn’t be possible without the cooperation of the centre visitors and retailers, and we would like to thank them all for their continued support.”
The cinema will be handed over to new owners Cineworld in July 2016, who will undertake the final fit out with a view to opening in late 2016.
Bryan Young, Centre Manager at The Harvey Centre said, “We have been thoroughly impressed with how well Speller Metcalfe has kept our customers and tenants continually informed of all phases within this redevelopment. They’ve gone out of their way to arrange daily site visits for the public, as well as drafting and distributing newsletters and responding to feedback forms from the public. This has drummed up a huge amount of excitement in the local community and we can’t wait for the completion of the next stage.”