The Stafford Cinema, Newport Road, Stafford
- Now Let
12,025 sq.ft. (1117.16 sq.m.)
- Prominent town centre location
- Landmark building
- Includes income from two separately let shops
- Centrally heated
- Suitable for alternative leisure uses subject to planning consent
- Close to new leisure development under construction
- Seating for 610 customers
The property is prominently situated at the southern end of Stafford town centre at the junctions of Lichfield Road with Bridge Street and Newport Road and in an area characterised by a mix of retail and leisure uses.
The premises are close to Wetherspoon's Picture House outlet, the Casa Bar and the Couture and Noir et Blanc Nightclubs. A new leisure complex is currently under construction in the vicinity and will include a multi-screen Odeon cinema together with four restaurant outlets including, and subject to confirmation, Nando's, Chiquitos and Prezzo.
The Stafford Cinema is an imposing landmark building with a striking entrance feature and was built in the 1930s as an Odeon in a style of architecture typical of picture houses of that period.
It is essentially of two-storey brick construction with flat and pitched roof coverings with the original circle sub-divided some years ago to provide two additional cinema screens at first floor level.
Although currently in use as a cinema, the building would be suitable for a wide variety of alternative commercial purposes subject to the appropriate planning consent and might be of particular interest to licensed and leisure operators given its proximity to similar operations.
The property also includes two retail units, one of which is currently vacant with the other leased to an Insurance Broker.