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Broadway Cinema

Broadway is one of the country's leading independent cinemas and creative media centres. This refurbishment and alterations project involved the cinema securing Arts Council NPO funding to create a space where the digital and creative industries can collaborate together to drive skill development, employment opportunities and subsequently economic growth.

Client

Broadway Cinema, Nottingham

Value

£480k

Commencement

July 2014

Duration

14 weeks

Completion

November 2014

Contract

Ground floor refurbishment & alteration

Architect

Leonard Design Architects

Project Manager

Pulse Associates

Key Features

• New modern learning spaces
• Full wheelchair access
• LED lighting systems
• External facade cleaning

Project Background

Broadway is one of the country’s leading independent cinemas and creative media centres.

This refurbishment and alterations project involved the cinema securing Arts Council NPO funding to create a space where the digital and creative industries can collaborate together to drive skill development, employment opportunities and subsequently economic growth. The project was designed to provide an open environment which champions collaboration, innovation and experiment.


J Tomlinson's Solutions

J Tomlinson began work on the project for Broadway following a successful tender, which involved a complete ground floor alteration and refurbishment of previously unused back of house areas.

The project involved the amalgamation of existing spaces; this included a strip out, internal demolition of existing walls, glazing installations, including wheelchair friendly doors. New ventilations, ceilings and efficient lighting systems throughout and was completed with external landscaping, and external façade cleaning.

Subsequently, it has been transformed into a new creative environment, with learning spaces, including a library and study area. A workshop space for industry and student creatives and an additional group work room, all with blackout capability, complete these collaborative working spaces and multifunctional zones, promoting open working environments.


Key Achievements

WIDELY RECOGNISED PROJECT – following completion, the project was shortlisted for two RICS (East Midlands) awards – ‘Community Benefit’ and ‘Tourism and Leisure’

ENHANCED AESTHETICS – the building rear now boasts greatly improved asthetics, thanks to its new entrance and York stone paving

DISABLED ACCESS – the cinema now offers full-disabled access throughout the ground floor

REFRESHED LOOK  – the renovated storefront and a new pop-up shop completes the refreshed look of the external facade, whilst providing another outlet for visitors

ON-TIME AND IN-BUDGET DELIVERY – J Tomlinson worked with its established supply chain and network, and managed a carefully-structured programme, in order to ensure the project was completed on time and within budget