Dundee cinema site

Dundee cinema plans falter in challenging market

Plans to build a multiplex cinema on a vacant site in Dundee city centre are on hold – and have been for several months, the Tele understands.

Ayrshire-based developers Crucible Alba Group unveiled their proposals for a nine-screen cinema and a hotel and restaurant complex on Greenmarket in early 2018.

At the time, the firm said it had entered into negotiations with a number of theatre chains and eateries to occupy the £24 million facility, which was to be built throughout last year.

Crucible Alba’s Brian Robinson, Alex Steel and Michael Smart with the Greenmarket plans.

Michael Smart, development director at Crucible Alba, previously suggested the development would act as “the final piece in the jigsaw” linking the city centre to the Waterfront.

But to date, there has been no progress on the site – and sources suggest little progress has been made behind the scenes either.

While Crucible Alba says the proposal remains active, it has been suggested that the project could be called off due to challenging trading conditions for chain restaurants across the UK…

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