Client: Vue Cinemas
Architects/Project Managers/QS/CDM Co-ordinators – Unick Consulting
Mechanical/Electrical Engineer – Delta Green
Expanding our portfolio of Commercial and Retail Fit Out projects, we were delighted to be appointed to deliver the Fit Out of the Vue Cinema in St Enoch Shopping Centre in Glasgow. This project was an exciting new challenge for Elmwood, with a scope of works that included nine screening auditoria, concourse, concession and retail area, WCs and office / staff facilities.
The new Cinema is part of a £40m leisure development within the shopping centre in the city centre, including new shops, cafes and restaurants. The stunning finished Cinema concourse includes decorative wall panelling and metalwork, feature lighting and touch screen interfaces, while the entrance and building exterior have also been enhanced with internal and external illuminated graphic signage.
Working in a sequential programme, Elmwood managed and coordinated the cinema’s Internal Partitions/Walls and Dry Linings and all Bespoke Joinery elements. We were also responsible for managing and coordinating all of the multiple specialist subcontract services – including general builderswork, toilet cubicles, metalwork and handrails, scaffolding, plasterboard ceilings, suspended ceilings, ceramic flooring, wall finishes and decoration, as well as supervision and coordination of the client’s own direct contractors in mechanical & electrical works.
Due to the nature of the building and the presence of multiple other leisure and retail fit outs being delivered alongside ours, our team adopted a flexible approach to the logistical challenges. The unique second-floor working environment called for some specialist equipment including Birdcage scaffolding for M&E operatives and suspended ceiling installers to access the auditoria ceilings. Also an exterior hoist was installed to efficiently lift materials up to a second floor unloading area which occupied a corner of the Shopping Centre Car park. All deliveries were closely coordinated with the Project Team as well as with St Enoch Centre Management and other Tenants.
The project was successfully completed over a 13 week programme and handed over in early 2021 to a very satisfied client.
“It has been an absolute pleasure to work with Elmwood for the first time on this project.
St Enoch Fit Out was particularly challenging due to logistics and restrictions due to Covid but Elmwood and the rest of the team rose to the challenge and delivered a first-class cinema with minimal fuss. Organization, attention to detail and willingness to work alongside a well-established team meant that we delivered one of the best cinemas we have completed. I look forward to working with the entire Elmwood team again and thank them for all their efforts”
- Unick Consulting