4th May 2021
Located in Manor Walks Shopping Centre, Vue Cramlington is a state-of-the- art multiplex venue with nine screens, including 3 which are equipped with 3D technology. Each theatre is equipped with stepped seating and VIP seating with all screens benefiting from Digital Dolby Atoms Surround Sound.
The scheme saw Tolent build the nine-screen, 1,800-seat cinema on the existing south mall car park and the revamp of six existing retail units. An empty petrol station, car showroom and abandoned car wash were demolished to make way for the new development.
The development was complete with the creation of 56 parking spaces, 18 covered cycle spaces and 18 disabled bays. The venue also houses conference and events facilities which are equipped with cutting-edge technology, auditorium seating and Sony 4K projection.
The nine-screen cinema boasts a Vue Xtreme super-sized screen, the largest screen in the North East at well over the size of four double decker buses, and was the first cinema outside of London’s Leicester Square to feature 3D sound.
400 tonnes of structural steel were used in the construction of the cinema’s frame. Steel was the best option for the cinema’s frame because of the required spans, the height of the building and the site’s logistics.
The majority of the mall was open during the works with a busy car park and nearby roads in constant use. As such, deliveries needed to be sensitively coordinated to avoid disruption. Steelwork was delivered on a just in time basis, which usually meant one or two deliveries a day, which also helped to avoid congestion on site.
Manor Walks saw Tolent build the nine-screen, 1,800-seat cinema on the existing south mall car park and the revamp of six existing retail units.
The build also included conference and events facilities which are equipped with cutting-edge technology, auditorium seating and Sony 4K projection.