"It's exciting to see the sector flourish, and we are delighted to be playing our part in this growth"
Leisure contractor Medlock FRB has begun fitting out a new venue in the centre of Manchester for Everyman Cinemas in a £1.3m project.
It is due to open in the autumn at Allied London’s Enterprise City development.
The boutique three-screen cinema will occupy 10,500 sq ft at the former Astley & Byrom House in the ABC Buildings near Spinningfields and will provide a total of 248 seats.
The venue will include a bar, a 70-seater restaurant and a snug area. Original 1960s features of the building are being retained.
As well as screening the latest blockbusters, the cinema will show classics of yesteryear and host live arts events.
There will be sofas for two people, and wide, single-person armchairs. Customers will be able to have food and drinks delivered to their seats.
Everyman Cinemas is the latest client in the sector for Medlock, which has previously completed projects for Reel Cinemas, Curzon Cinemas, Empire Cinemas and Cineworld Group.
Dan Lewis, project director at Medlock, said: “We are thrilled to expand our client base in the cinema sector by being appointed to create a new boutique venue in Manchester for Everyman Cinemas.
“It is exciting to see the sector flourish, and we are delighted to be playing our part in this growth.
“Medlock FRB has a successful history of delivering cinemas on time and to a high quality. It is great to see the hard work of our team of highly-skilled individuals paying off with repeat business and further secured projects.”