A major development of The Dolphin Shopping Centre in Poole has received planning permission from the Borough of Poole. The aim is to transform a section of the shopping centre into a nine-screen cinema complex and four restaurants.
Designed by tp bennett, the leisure development will be at the heart of the shopping centre and encourage a more exciting and modern retail experience for visitors. It will reside amongst other high-profile retailers including H&M, Deichmann Shoes and New Look, with more to be announced, and will provide an additional amenity for local residents through its daytime and evening appeal.
One of the nine screens features an open-air cinema on the rooftop, creating a unique destination for the town. Empire Cinemas has signed a 25-year lease as operator.
James Painter, Associate Director at tp bennett: “The new cinema will form an intrinsic part of the wider transformation of the Centre, of which there is a strong local appetite for. The redevelopment works include a refreshed public realm to enhance the customer experience and reinforce the town centre as a family-friendly retail and entertainment destination.”