NewRiver, the specialist convenience and community retail and leisure investor, has completed a repositioning of retail units at The Ridings in Wakefield to create a new 11,630-sq ft, five-screen cinema for independent operator Reel Cinemas.
The repositioning has also brought in three traditional retail units.
David Charlton, asset Mmnager at NewRiver at NewRiver, said, “This is a new way to look at repurposing the oversupply of retail space in our towns and cities. Working with Reel Cinemas, we have been able to offer an authentic and modern cinema experience in units originally designed for retail. This introduces a much needed leisure use into the centre, with all the benefits of extended opening hours and complementary dining offers, to enhance the city’s overall appeal.”