Cineworld has confirmed that it will be operating a new ten screen multiplex cinema, including an IMAX screen, in Hounslow Town Centre, as part of Barratt London’s High Street Quarter development.
The overall development is also set to provide 527 homes together with cafes, restaurants and new retail space around a new town square.
Councillor Steve Curran, Leader of Hounslow Council, said: “This is exciting news, as bringing a cinema complex to Hounslow will not only provide new leisure and employment opportunities for the local community, but also bring visitors from further afield to experience the vibrant new town centre.”
Stephen Day, Managing Director of Barratt West London, added: “We are delighted to be delivering a project which will provide so many benefits to the people of Hounslow. Cineworld is the first confirmed company which will be operating from High Street Quarter and I look forward to welcoming many more big names in the future.”
Although five cinemas used to operate within the town centre, these are no longer operational. Christopher Durkin, Chair of Hounslow Town Centre’s Neighbourhood Forum Group said: “We have been working with our partners at Barratt London, Hounslow Council, Hounslow Chamber and the Hounslow Town Centre Neighbourhood Forum for several years to ensure that we get the best possible regeneration solution for Hounslow as a premium destination. The arrival of Cineworld is one of those really exciting events that we all applaud. The High Street Quarter will be an example of how to regenerate Town Centres in a changing world.”
The cinema is set to be completed in early 2020, and Cineworld will confirm its opening dates closer to the completion date.