The structural steelwork has just been erected and will house a new 13-screen Cineworld cinema complex, that will be fully acoustically isolated by Farrat.
The mixed-use scheme is set to transform a large part of Warrington town centre when it opens in early 2020.
Main contractor Vinci Construction started on site in September 2017, after a major demolition phase had been completed. According to Vinci, the project team chose a steel framing solution for the whole scheme because of the material’s speed and ease of construction.
In addition to the 13-screen cinema complex, the project will include ground floor and mezzanine retail outlets, a new indoor market hall, a four-storey council office block and a further two-storey retail building. The new buildings will all be set around a large public square, while along the adjacent Bridge Street, the scheme’s Market Hall incorporates a Grade II listed former Boots building façade.
The cinema block has a complex design that incorporates two distinct grid patterns, one for the retail zones and the other for the cinema screens. Acoustic isolators from Farrat’s new Cine PRO ranges will be integrated within the floors, walls and steel raked seating structures to contain noise and vibration at each of these sources, to avoid disturbing the adjacent auditoria.
Our new CineSTEEL PRO isolators will be integrated within the raked stadia seating structures, to provide live load deflection at low natural frequencies.
The £130 million mixed use development will see completion in 2019.
Farrat has designed and delivered acoustic isolation solutions for many of the world’s largest and most striking multiplex cinema projects and the Building Acoustics team at Farrat has decades of experience creating state-of-the-art acoustic environments within cinemas.
For further information: