Arthouse cinema conversion work begins

08 September 2014

Work has started on the conversion of a grade II-listed building in Sheffield into an arthouse cinema.

Construction and fit-out business Medlock FRB is redeveloping the former home of The Sheffield Banking Company for arthouse film specialist Curzon Cinemas

The three-storey building on George Street will feature three auditoriums, a 22-seat private cinema, a rooftop garden terrace for summer screenings, and a bar.

Medlock is carrying out excavations, underpinning, structural alterations, repairs and restoration work to listed building features,followed by an internal fit-out.

The project is due for completion in December.

Steve Taylor, head of business development at Medlock, which is based in Oldham, said: "We are proud to have been chosen to deliver this landmark leisure destination for our client Curzon Cinemas.

"It is great to see confidence returning to the construction sector, and this is being reflected in an increasing workload for Medlock."