Published: 3rd Feb 2020

Basildon Council has found a new contractor to take on a regeneration project to build a new cinema after the former main developer fell into administration.  The council’s town centre revival committee met last week (28 January) and officially awarded the contract to build the 10-screen cinema and six new restaurants in Basildon’s East Square to McClaren Construction. It had originally awarded the contract to the Simons Group in March 2019, but the firm went into administration at the end of October. In a statement, the council said construction work will start on schedule in the coming weeks. Demolition contractor Squibb Group has continued to work on site to prepare it for the construction phase. ‘Not only have we found a new contractor, but we’ve secured a better deal for Basildon meaning we’ll be finished earlier than previously anticipated and there will be even more opportunities for local workers,’ said … (To read the full article, subscribe below)