Savoy cinema Doncaster
The six screen Savoy cinema in Doncaster.

Topping out marks milestone in Doncaster's £8.5m "Savoy experience" cinema project

Doncaster residents are one step closer to enjoying a new five-star cinema and restaurant experience, after the roof was placed on the building.

The milestone at the Savoy six-screen cinema complex, being constructed by Lindum, and developed and project managed by Doncaster Council, was celebrated with a traditional topping out ceremony.

Once complete, five additional units at the complex will become home to a number of local and national restaurant operators. Doors are set to open to the cinema in Spring.

The project, worth £8.5m, has benefitted from £635,000 of the Sheffield City Region Local Growth Funding (LGF) and will create more than 100 jobs and bring new business rate income into the borough.

Ros Jones, Mayor of Doncaster, said: “The new Savoy cinema and restaurant complex is well on its way to completion which is tremendous news for Doncaster.

“We are committed to delivering top class attractions, facilities and developments right across our borough for our residents and visitors to experience, enjoy and benefit from. The new cinema is part of our fast expanding Civic and Cultural Quarter.

“When you consider the raft of other schemes we are delivering as part of our ambitious Urban Centre Masterplan and the key developments being built elsewhere in our borough, Doncaster is heading onwards and upwards.”

Matt Marshallsay, Lindum project manager, said: “Now the steel work is in place and the roof is on, the acoustic plasterboard is being installed inside the cinema. The building is a hive of activity, with work being undertaken by boarders, electricians and ventilation engineers.

Savoy managing director James Collington added: “Today marks a significant milestone in the completion of our new six-screen multiplex. We’re delighted that we are now one step closer to providing the Savoy experience to the people of Doncaster.”

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