The Glasgow Film Theatre had been leading the way in specialised cinema for over 40 years. The Grade II listed building, is one of the last independent cinemas in the Greater Glasgow area, and is known for championing art house cinema and presenting a broad and varied educational and community programme. Capita has been working with the Glasgow Film Theatre on a series of modernisation projects to create a facility to meet growing demand for their services and exceed the standard of visitor experience at the commercial cinemas in the surrounding area.
Phase one of the project involved a series of internal alterations to the existing Grade II listed theatre. This included providing a new 60 seat digital cinema, box office, ticketing facilities, upgrades to the toilet facilities, escape alterations, upgrading of the wall between cinema 1 and the bar area on the first floor, and associated mechanical and electrical services.
Phase two of the project is currently underway, with additional works including; further upgrades to the foyer area, installation of a new snug bar, upgrading of additional toilet facilities, educational spaces and staff areas, and a new butterfly staircase leading to the upper floor bar.
Capita’s role on the project involved both pre-contract and post-contract quantity surveying services for the project.
Overall the project has been a massive success. The project was shortlisted for the RIAS (Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland) Awards in 2015. And won Cinema of the year award- 2015 Screen Awards.
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