Multiplex cinema proposals revealed for shopping centre

Plans have been unveiled to turn a shopping centre in Scarborough into a multiplex cinema and food court.

It said the 1990s-built centre has experienced declining footfall along with the loss of key tenants such as Debenhams recently.

If the developer gains consent, work would begin later this year.

SGI said the cost of the scheme would be met through a mixture of private and public sector investment, which draws on Scarborough Council’s Future High Street Fund and Levelling Up Fund allocations.

The company expects to attract a range of food and beverage uses to the converted building, as well as commercial, leisure, and retail opportunities.

Steve Siddons, leader of Scarborough Borough Council, told the BBC: “This facility will breathe new life into the centre of the town, particularly the early evening and night-time economy offering residents and their families the opportunity for new and exciting entertainment facilities.

“We have worked closely with Scarborough Group to develop these bold proposals which I hope we will see in the very near future.”

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