Vue signs 20-year deal at Manchester’s Printworks as £22m refurbishment project starts

Manchester’s Printworks is set to undergo a “transformational” £22m refurbishment after cinema chain Vue signed a new 20-year deal.

DTZ Investors, which purchased the site in February 2017 from Land Securities for £108m, has said work will start this month on the scheme which is part of Printworks’ “trajectory towards international recognition as a pioneering round-the-clock entertainment destination”.

The firm has also secured a new 20-year commitment to continue its ongoing partnership with Vue, who operate 23 screens at Printworks, including Europe’s second largest IMAX.

The cinema is set to undergo a multi-million-pound flagship refurbishment in tandem with the wider work. The work marks the first major investment since the scheme launched in 1999, and includes the installation of a 900m2 digital ceiling.

DTZ Investors said the platform for immersive audio-visual performances will be Europe’s largest.

Printworks is to remain fully open and trading throughout the refurbishment.

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Main image credit: A CGI of the £22m refurbishment project at Manchester’s Printworks via Business Live

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