Really Local Group will be opening a 5-screen cinema, live performance area, café, bar and community hub in the heart of Nuneaton. Working on partnership with Nuneaton and Bedworth Council & Queensbury Real Estate, we are excited to be officially announced as the team behind the Grayson Place development. It will be RLG’s will be first major project outside London and the South East.
The cinema and community space will form part of Grayson Place’s extensive leisure offering; in total the scheme will include 29,000 sq ft of leisure alongside a 10,000 sq ft food hall and 8,000 sq ft of other F&B and retail, as well as new public realm designed to offer a safe and flexible space for markets, pop-ups and other cultural uses.
Preston Benson, Founder of Really Local Group, said: “It is our mission to create cultural and community venues that reflect the heart of local high streets, with and for the local community. Nuneaton is brimming with character, and our ethos aligns closely with the Council’s transformation vision for the town centre, one that will bring a diverse programme of culture and uses that are driven by the local community. So, Nuneaton was the clear and obvious choice for our first major project outside London and the South East.
“Our venue will be a place for people to watch, eat, relax, work, drink and experience; bringing creativity and people back to the centre of town. We hope this new space will act as a positive catalyst for further transformation in the area and is a vital step in creating a new destination for Nuneaton and wider Warwickshire community.”
Grayson Place is a 5.7-acre mixed-use redevelopment in Nuneaton town centre, within easy reach of the train and bus stations, as well as benefitting from a catchment of 186,000 people within a 15-minute drive.
The venue will be part of the second phase of the development, which is already under construction with partners BAM Construct UK, completing end of 2024 and opening early 2025. In addition to the cinema, this phase will introduce a new public square and town centre campus for North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College. The first phase, a 145-room Hampton by Hilton hotel is on track to open in early 2024.