Bradford could get new cinema

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A new cinema could be built in Bradford as part of proposals to extend The Broadway shopping centre development.

Meyer Bergman, advised by Westfield, has announced plans to transform the mainly vacant property at 14-20 Broadway into a new boutique cinema, dining and leisure development which would create over 100 jobs when complete.

George Walsh-Waring, principal at Meyer Bergman’s, said: “We’re delighted to announce our plans to bring further investment to Bradford through the redevelopment of this property next to The Broadway site. Our plans include a top-floor boutique cinema and a number of cafes and bars at ground level.

“We feel this will be great for the city, providing more dining and leisure choice, and we’re eager to hear what the people of Bradford think. I’d encourage everyone living and working in the area to pop into our exhibition on Saturday, April 25, where they’ll be able to have a look at the proposals and leave any feedback they have.”

People can see the plans for the scheme, which needs planning permission, at the Forster’s Bistro tomorrow (Sat) between 10am and 4pm.

The Broadway shopping centre, which is expected to create around 2,500 jobs, is due to open later this year.

Almost 70 per cent of the £260m shopping centre’s units have now been filled, with leading retailers including Debenhams, Next and Marks & Spencer signed up to take space.