BAM Construction selected to deliver Regent Cinema development in UK

WCN Editorial Team 12 Oct 2020 EUROPE BUILDINGS

BAM Construction UK has been selected by the Redcar and Cleveland Council to complete the new £9.7m Regent Cinema development in Redcar, UK.

The new project, which is funded by the Tees Valley Combined Authority, will accommodate approximately 200 people in three screens with 34, 56 and 94 seats, respectively.

The construction firm said that serious structural problems in the existing building were discovered in 2018 and were forced its closure.

Designed by GT3 Architects, the Regent Cinema development is a beachfront building which comprises a licensed café bar with sea views.

Fairhurst has been selected to provide the structural and civil engineers services and Identity Consult chosen to serve as project and cost manager.

BAM construction director Tony Fitzgerald said: “We’re not just a local construction firm, we develop, design, construct and operate buildings, and our sister company, BAM Nuttall, are leading marine specialists. 

“Having worked on a number of coastal projects in the North East including a new RNLI lifeboat station in Scarborough and the renewal of Saltburn Pier.

“They have provided advice on the sub-structure design with suitable materials and solutions for the coastal environment and more importantly tidal working knowledge.

“This expertise, plus our collaborative and high-tech way of working, are what we bring to making this historic part of Redcar live again.

“But the new scheme looks eye-catching. It’s built right onto the beach, uses natural light and has a terracotta façade, and it will provide that special building which enhances any location.”

The Regent Cinema development is expected to be opened in spring 2022.

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Rendering of the new Regent Cinema development in Redcar, UK. (Credit: Royal BAM Group nv.)  

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