Vue Cinema, Meridian Leisure Park, Leicester

About the project

Danaher & Walsh was appointed by principal contractor M3 to carry out groundworks at the Vue Cinema complex at Leicester's popular Meridian Leisure Park.

Key details

M3 Ltd
Project value
March - Sept 2016
26 weeks

Key aims and challenges

The challenging project involved conversion of one of the existing movie theatres into two new restaurant units - Five Guys and Prezzo - with external works to the building. 

The tiered reinforced concrete floor had to broken out before piling and drainage works could take place and a new, ground level floor constructed. New block paving was installed outside the building to match the existing. Service trenches were installed for the new restaurant units.

How did we do?

Unforeseen complexities in the original foundations and floor design lead to a significant increase in the scope of works. 

D&W worked closely with M3 to overcome issues encountered on site, working through the night in order to maintain the overall programme whilst minimising disruption to visitors to the cinema complex and leisure park.

From the client...

I just wanted to thank both of you and all the operatives on the scheme, who showed great professionalism and patience. In particular a huge thanks to Ed. Not only did he organise your works and subcontractors to suit our programme, he was very helpful in meetings we had with the client and was always willing to offer advice and time, which was very beneficial to not only myself but the scheme in general. I would gladly work with you on another project.

Ben Thorpe, Assistant Project Manager, M3