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Dartford Westgate Quarter Cinema

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Client
Muse Developments Ltd

Location
Dartford, UK

Discipline
Architecture

Sector
Hospitality

Size
6 screen cinema

Status
Feasibility

solution

Dartford’s Westgate development, a £75m scheme to regenerate the Kent town’s centre, is being led by culture and leisure. This new and prestigious cultural quarter is being created with a cinema at its heart, supporting Dartford as a regional destination within commutable distance to London.

With the backing of Dartford Borough Council and urban regeneration specialist Muse Developments, tp bennett designed the six-screen cinema to be the centrepiece of the cultural quarter: part of a wider mixed-use development that includes a new public square, 109-bed hotel, additional parking and 140 new homes. Positioned on the new square, the cinema will form part of a cultural link from the new leisure area to the town’s long-established Orchard Theatre.