A £16MILLION complex in the heart of Bridgwater has reached a 'landmark moment' for the development.

Northgate Yard, a new leisure and dining hub, is due to be completed by autumn 2022.

The first terraced seating structure for the seven screen Scott Cinema has now been installed.

The pre-cast concrete for the seating has been manufactured offsite by the development’s supply chain partners, Cornish Concrete Products, based in Bissoe, West Cornwall.

As well as the cinema, Northgate Yard will also feature an eight-lane bowling alley, a sports bar and multiple restaurants.

Work started on the project in May this year.

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Work is now beginning on the construction of the steal framework for the five restaurant units, the bowling alley and the sports bar.

The sports bar will be operated by Allstars.

W.Haley Engineering, based in East Brent, has provided the steel for the framework.

The scheme has been funded, devised and led by Sedgemoor District Council (SDC).

“We’re really pleased to see this exciting development in Northgate Yard’s construction," said Doug Bamsey, deputy chief executive of SDC.

"The installation of the cinema’s framework and seating structure is a positive step forward and a brilliant, physical sign of what Northgate Yard will look like.”

SDC are also asking residents what dining options they would like to see at the site.

The survey closes today (November 19), and can be accessed here.

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Those that complete the survey can choose to be entered into a prize draw to win a Scott Cinemas’ family voucher.

Northgate Yard will also include outdoor meeting places, while the adjacent green space, Brewery Field, will be enhanced with an outdoor children’s play area and parkland with a pond and landscaped planting.

For more information on Northgate Yard and its construction progress, visit www.northgateyard.co.uk.