Wednesday, December 12, 2012
WORK finally started on St Neots’ long-awaited £7million cinema and leisure development.
The 32,000 sq ft project, located on Huntingdon Street, is being developed by Turnstone Estates and built by Britannia Construction.
The six-screen Cineworld cinema will have the ability of hosting theatrical productions while the site will have restaurants Prezzo, Frankie and Benny’s, Pizza Express and one yet to be confirmed restaurant.
The project is set to be completed in autumn 2013 and will be known as the Rowley Arts Centre, following a £1million donation from St Neots landowner Peter Rowley.
Turnstone’s managing director Chris Goldsmith told The Hunts Post: “We’re delighted to have begun construction work on this long-anticipated cinema-led project.
“In less than 12 months time we hope to be able to give the towns folk of St Neots an early Christmas present.”
Paul Halfpenny, managing director of Britannia Construction added: “This is an exciting project and one which will bring a fabulous new leisure facility to the people of St Neots and the surrounding towns and villages.”
The official turf-breaking ceremony will take place tomorrow (Thursday).