Tollgate Village cinema CGI

Colchester: ‘cliffhanger’ over shopping centre cinema operator

Film fans have been left with a cliffhanger over which cinema operator is to move into the long awaited Tollgate Village leisure and retail complex. Work on the £70 million complex in Stanway is due to start next year. But the Tollgate Partnership Limited, which is behind the plans, has not revealed which cinema operator is has lined up. The Gazette approached major operators Vue, Empire Cinemas, Cineworld and Odeon to see if they were interested in opening a venue at the new Stanway complex. Vue, Empire and Cineworld ruled…

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An artist's impression of the new Funan mall's facade along Coleman Street Junction. Photo: CapitaLand

Singapore’s ‘live-work-play mall’ reopens with new experiences and brands

Funan mall is set to open its doors on June 28 – ahead of schedule after a three-year redevelopment. Located in the heart of Singapore’s Civic District, the mall will host more than 180 brands under six themes: tech, craft, play, fit, chic and taste. One in three of the stores will be new-to-market brands, new concept stores or flagships. “Shaped by its unique location in a new-gen live-work-play hub, Funan brings together experiential and activity-based retail at a scale not seen before in Singapore’s Civic District, while providing a…

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A CGI of what the new Tollgate Village in Stanway could look like Picture: CORSTORPHINE AND WRIGHT ARCHITECTS

Colchester: plans for new £70m leisure and retail park with cinema

A multi-million pound retail and leisure park on the outskirts of Colchester has taken its “next vital step” in a long-running planning battle. The reserved matters planning application for Tollgate Village, in Stanway, includes greater detail of the northern and southern sections of the proposed £70million leisure, cinema and shopping complex on vacant land opposite Tollgate Retail Park and the former Sainsbury’s site. The leisure hub on the south of Tollgate West, will feature a multi-level pedestrian plaza and include a multi-screen cinema, up to nine restaurants and shops, additional…

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