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Animate Cinema and Leisure Scheme news

Find out all the latest news updates as the Animate Cinema and Leisure Scheme moves through it's stages of development.

Topping out ceremony at Preston's £45m+ Animate leisure complex

18 March 2024: A topping out ceremony has been held to mark the highest point of the build at Preston's Animate leisure complex, the latest milestone in the £45 million+ scheme, one of six major projects planned under Preston's Harris Quarter Towns Fund Investment Programme.

Preston gets Animated!

14 February 2024: Invest Preston enjoyed a walkaround behind the scenes at the Animate Preston construction project recently, and we spoke with two young staff members from Eric Wright Group who are currently working onsite during the development phase.

Preston's £45m+ Animate leisure complex gets put on tenterhooks

5 October 2023: Preston's Animate leisure complex, one of six major projects planned under the Harris Quarter Towns Fund Investment Programme, is to pay homage to the City's history and culture of the Harris Quarter.

Ceremonial Coins added to £45m+ Animate Steelwork

19 September 2023: To mark the progress of Preston's £45m+ Animate leisure complex, two ceremonial coins were added to the construction project's steelwork being built by the Eric Wright Group.

Steelwork being installed at Preston's £45m+ Animate leisure complex

4 July 2023: Steelwork is being installed at Preston's Animate leisure complex, the latest milestone in the £45 million+ scheme, one of six major projects planned under Preston's Harris Quarter Towns Fund Investment Programme.

Next stage of construction work starts on Preston's £45m+ Animate leisure complex

12 April 2023: Piling work has started on Preston's Animate leisure complex. The £45 million+ scheme is one of six major projects planned under Preston's Harris Quarter Towns Fund Investment Programme.

National cafe bar further strengthens tenant line up at Preston's Animate

21 February 2023: Loungers has signed a 15-year lease at Animate, Preston's city-owned £45 million cinema and leisure complex, which is being delivered by Maple Grove Developments. The announcement comes after Eric Wright Construction started on site last month.

Main construction work starts on Animate

10 January 2023: key partners behind the £45m leisure and entertainment complex met on site today to mark the start of the main construction phase.