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Work begins on £16m entertainment and dining development in the heart of Bridgwater

Monday 24th May, 2021

Work has begun on a £16 million leisure project in Bridgwater town centre. The much-anticipated development will be known as Northgate Yard and will feature a 7-screen cinema, 8-lane bowling alley and sports bar as well as multiple restaurants. It is due for completion in October 2022.

  • Development to be known as Northgate Yard
  • 7-screen cinema, 8-lane bowling alley, sports bar and restaurants plus green space
  • Due for completion 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 at Sedgemoor District Council says,

“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 7-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 8 lanes of bowling and sports bar facilities.

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. 

Northgate Yard, Bridgwater, Somerset is due for completion in October 2022. The contractor for the development is Willmott Dixon.

For more information visit www.northgateyard.co.uk

Regular updates on the development will be posted on Northgate Yard’s social media channels -Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: @NorthgateYard

PHOTO CAPTION: Mark Williams (WTW Scotts Cinema), Rob Woocock (Willmott Dixon), Cllr Gill Slocombe (Sedgemoor District Council), Cllr Alan Bradford (Sedgemoor District Council), Pete Wallington (Allstars Bowling)

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