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Mark Williams (WTW Scotts Cinema), Rob Woocock (Willmott Dixon, contractors), Cllr Gill Slocombe (Sedgemoor council), Cllr Alan Bradford (Sedgemoor council), Pete Wallington (Allstars Bowling)

Work begins on £16m leisure development at Northgate

WORK is underway on the major new leisure project in Bridgwater town centre.

The much-anticipated development will be known as Northgate Yard and will feature a seven-screen cinema, eight-lane bowling alley and sports bar as well as multiple restaurants. It is due for completion in October 2022.

The scheme will also feature outdoor meeting places and the adjacent green space, Brewery Field, will be enhanced to feature an outdoor children’s play area and parkland with a pond and landscaped planting.

The scheme has been funded, devised and led by Sedgemoor District Council.

Duncan McGinty,  leader of Sedgemoor District Council, said:, “This is a landmark moment for our town. This development will bring first-class entertainment and leisure facilities to local people and visitors.

“It’s been a pleasure to work with the local community to devise this development and to deliver a much wanted and needed entertainment hub for people of all ages.”

The state-of-the-art seven-screen cinema, operated by Scott Cinemas, will provide year-round entertainment for all ages and tastes with separate screens offering a luxury studio experience with sofa seating and reclining seats.

The brand-new ten-pin bowling alley operated by regional company Allstars will entertain families and groups with eight lanes of bowling and sports bar facilities.

A council spokesperson said: “Northgate Yard is the culmination of many years of planning for a central entertainment and dining hub for Bridgwater.

“Led by Sedgemoor District Council, Northgate Yard has been conceived with the local community and local economy at its heart. The council have worked closely with the community to create and deliver a vision reflecting what the people of Bridgwater want to see.”

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