Drake Circus Leisure, Plymouth


Drake Circus Leisure, Plymouth: The British Land Company PLC


New Build IMAX Cinema Multiplex & 16 Restaurants


163,000 sq ft


Project Manager & Employer's Agent

About This Project

The Drake Circus Leisure development is an opportunity in the heart of Plymouth to provide a new City Centre Leisure offer comprising an IMAX / Superscreen Cinema and 16 restaurant dining experience. The development has been made possible through a Development Agreement enabling a run down brownfield site to be transformed.

The 2,100 seat, 12-screen Cinema presented many challenges to create an exciting building on a split level site; Planning Consent has been granted. The site has many complexities associated with a City Centre Site, including major services infrastructure, close adjoining buildings and highways. The building design is of high quality and the scheme extends to create a distinctive public realm with enhanced connectivity and shared space.

Rowney Sharman are the Project Manager, Tenant Manager and Employer’s Agent and were appointed early in the project to advise on project delivery prior to the signing of the Development Agreement. We continue to work closely with British Land and Plymouth City Council on development related matters, extending our service beyond that of just a “Construction” Project Manager. The scheme is due to commence on site Q4 2017 and open in Q4 2019.