Tyneside Cinema

Location Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom
Services Building services engineering and lighting design 
Sector Lifestyle 
Client Tyneside Cinema
Architect Fletcher Priest Architects
Imagery © Sally Ann Norman

Tomás Neeson

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The existing Grade II listed cinema, originally constructed as a 'news reel' cinema, was restored to its former glory.

Cundall was appointed to provide building services and lighting design. The design team worked closely with English Heritage to recreate the authentic interior of the cinema. The building was also remodelled and extended to incorporate state-of-the-art digital technology and create two new cinema screens. The new screening room and new electra are linked via a new and vibrant restaurant/bar room, which allows visitors to mingle and relax before and after the screening.

Specifying the various fixtures and fittings that were used was done carefully, so that they would be in the Art Deco style of the period. When possible, restoration and refitting was carried out of fixtures; for example, the main light fittings in the classic cinema were removed and rewired, enabling them to become an efficient light source without compromising on appearance.

Please click here to view the architectural lighting design profile for Tyneside Cinema and Newe House.

  • North East Renaissance RICS (2009), Project of the Year Category, winner
  • North East Renaissance RICS (2009), Building Conservation Category, winner
  • North East Renaissance RICS (2009), Tourism & Leisure Category, winner
  • RIBA Awards (2009), North Category, winner
  • Hadrian Awards (2009), winner
  • Lord Mayor’s Design Awards (2009), Accessibility Category, commendation
  • Lord Mayor’s Design Awards (2009), Refurbishment Category, commendation

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