Southampton’s £132M Bargate regeneration begins

Construction begins on Southampton’s Bargate regeneration project after £132 million of funding completed. The development will be built around the City Walls and The Bargate, a 12th Century gatehouse in the city centre. Developer Tellon Capital believes the scheme will “provide an exciting new chapter for one of the most historic parts of Southampton”. James Burchell, Partner at Tellon Capital, said: “Our development will seek to improve the setting of The Bargate and City Walls and provide retail units along with much-needed new housing in a highly sustainable location. Crucially, our…

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Curzon cinema group opens in Camden Market

LabTech, owners of Camden Market, has announced that independent cinema group Curzon has opened its latest cinema within Hawley Wharf’s railway arches. The 6,000 sq ft landmark venue consists of five separate theatres, each with 30 seats. The cinema was designed by Takero Shimazaki Architects, which also worked with Curzon on its Bloomsbury location. The Camden cinema will also house a new dining concept, offering guests pizzas, hot dogs, small plates and milkshakes, alongside a full drinks selection. Jonny Perkins, retail asset manager at LabTech said: “The opening of Curzon marks…

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Why MoviePass’ co-founder bought back the brand

In breaking news, MoviePass co-founder Stacy Spikes purchased ownership of the beleaguered brand for an undisclosed sum. The transaction follows one of the more spectacular tech flameouts in recent memory. The service was plagued by ever-changing price tiers, blowback from the country’s biggest theater chain and major issues with its app. Spikes tells TechCrunch that he was fired from the service he helped launch in 2018, after voicing concern over the price of its $10/month subscription service. It was one of a number of factors under the leadership of Helios…

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