Regent Cinema

Situated on the Redcar seafront, the historic Regent Cinema was demolished and replaced with a new-build community cinema that provides a new landmark for this unique location. The completed cinema building contains three screens that vary in capacity from 30 to 100 seats, which also includes a café and bar. Flexible spaces and external terracing are incorporated into the design to make the most of the stunning views out to sea.

Due to the complex nature of constructing at beach level, Fairhurst was required to develop carefully considered solutions that would meet the needs of the design proposals and the challenging coastal environment. The main superstructure is comprised of a braced steel frame with precast hollow core floors, extensive curtain walling and bespoke terracotta cladding. A piled concrete basement was provided at beach level to make the most of the available space on the restricted site. Both steel tubular piles and perimeter sheet piling were utilised for the substructure. There is also a perimeter walkway consisting of an isolated braced steel frame and precast sea walls that were designed to withstand the forces of the sea and protect the main structure from undue movement.

Further to the main structural works, our Infrastructure team worked closed with Redcar and Cleveland Council and Northumbrian Water to develop proposals for a sea outflow sewer diversion, previously located directly below the original Regent Cinema.

This project won the Building Project of the Year in the Constructing Excellence North East Awards.

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