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