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Fresh look at Walsall town centre cinema complex 8/1/14
8th January 2014

Fresh look at Walsall town centre cinema complex

A ‘landmark leisure scheme’ is how cinema bosses have described a planned new £12 million development for Walsall town centre, as a new image emerged of how the venue will look.

Artist impressions of how the Vue cinema development will look when it is built next to Tesco in Walsall

This artist impression has been unveiled of the nine-screen Vue cinema and restaurant development which is due to open in spring next year.

It has been released after Cordwell  Property Group announced yesterday that work on the development in Littleton Street next to Tesco, is due to begin by Easter following the exchanging of contracts.

Work on Walsall town centre Vue cinema to start within months

 The Littleton Centre development will help create more than 200 jobs.

Together with the signing of Vue, Cordwell has also exchanged development and funding agreement with London-based partners Bride Hall.

Bosses at Vue Entertainment today voiced their support for the project.

Property director Geoff Moore said it would offer the town a ‘landmark leisure scheme’.

He said: “Having formally confirmed that we will operate a state-of-the-art cinema, we are looking forward to creating an exciting, sensory experience at the Littleton Centre."

Cordwell Property Group is the first of two developers planning to build cinemas in the town to announce a deal has been struck. A contractor is due to be appointed in the near future to build the new development. It will be the first cinema in the heart of the borough for more than 20 years.

The development will fit in with the long-term £400m Gigaport scheme which aims to create a business and office corridor through the heart of the borough. Cinema wars were sparked in the town last summer as rival plans for an Odeon at the Walsall Waterfront also received planning permission from Walsall Council.

Kier Property is behind the plans for the Odeon but remain tight-lipped about the future of the scheme.



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