The Yate Riverside scheme is being developed by Crestbridge Corporate Trustrees with a six-screen Cineworld multiplex cinema, a two-storey Next outlet and restaurants and cafes.
The contract represents a return visit to Yate for ISG. The firm recently built 40,000 sq ft of new retail units at Yate Shopping Centre for Crestbridge. The contractor will build Yate Riverside on land adjoining an existing overflow car park in the town centre.
ISG will construct the shell and core infrastructure for seven restaurant/café units and three retail outlets in addition to the cinema complex. Sectional handovers will enable tenants to fit out units from early autumn, with the cinema expected to open in early 2016.
The development will be steel framed and have composite cladding materials to external elevations, as well as large expanses of curtain walling. The new cinema incorporates a double-height canopy at its entrance, with raking rhombus design elements to its façade.
Andy Demetriou, divisional managing director of ISG’s Retail and Hospitality business, said: “Returning to Yate to deliver this highly anticipated mixed-use development represents an important win for the business and reinforces our relationship with Crestbridge’s influential development team. Residents have been campaigning to bring a cinema to Yate for some time and we’re delighted not only to deliver a state-of-the-art six screen Cineworld, but further enhance the range and choice of food and retail outlets for the local community.”
The project team for the Crestbridge development includes, Hanover Cube as external project management, architect Haskoll, consulting engineer Quadrant Harmon, Sweett acting as employers’ agent and Lamorbey Associates as building services consultant.