Wednesday 20 February 2019

Boutique cinema and rooftop bar given permission to replace BHS Cheltenham

Permission has been granted to build a new boutique cinema inside the former BHS store in Cheltenham’s Regent Arcade, along with a rooftop bar and new restaurant area.

Promising to bring a ‘new concept in luxury cinema and casual dining’ to Cheltenham, a boutique cinema firm, TIVOLI has been granted permission to open a cinema in the former BHS store, inside the Regent Arcade.

It’s part of a huge transformation project at the shopping centre, which includes the five-screen cinema, four restaurants and a rooftop bar, in what’s described by Regent Arcade as an ‘exciting mixed-use development.’

Given permission to go ahead at a Cheltenham Borough Council meeting on Thursday 18 October 2018, it’s likely that the cinema will be open by the end of 2019.

The new cinema plans to include luxurious extra-wide sofas instead of seats, with individual tables where hot and cold food and drink can be served before visitors settle down to watch a film.

Alongside the cinema, TIVOLI plans to include a casual dining area with a licensed bar serving wine, cake and coffee throughout the day. There will also be a Directors Lounge and Screen, which will be an exclusive hire experience for special occasions.

The redevelopment follows on from Regent Arcade’s plans for a ‘café quarter’ space, which was given permission in 2017. This includes the opening up of Regent Arcade’s Regent Street entrance and according to planning documents submitted in 2016, would ‘create a vibrant, open and active streetscape with external terraces and entrance porticos.’

Plans for the new frontage at Regent Arcade

Scott Lahive is Regent Arcade’s centre manager: ‘We are excited to announce our plans for a new state of the art boutique cinema, along with new restaurants, roof top bar and additional leisure space.

‘The development will be a great addition to the shopping centre, help boost footfall for the surround area and support the evening economy. Our plans include redesigning our Ormond Place entrance at the same time and carrying our major improvement works to the public realm.

‘We are delighted to be giving something back to the town by investing in the upgrading of the paving and street furniture to improve connectivity for pedestrian on Regent Street and the Promenade.’

For more information see Regent Arcade, or call (01242) 521345.

© SoGlos
Thursday 18 October 2018

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