The work involved the demolition of the existing office block and it being replaced with a 5 storey building which houses 2 cinema screen rooms, a café and a bar area. The sub structures utilise bored piles and a steel frame super structure.
The existing concrete framed auditorium was renovated to house two screens. A large opening was formed within the existing ground floor to accommodate the raked seating of a cinema screen. The library was retained and houses a small library, a computer room and a reading area, all available to the community to use.
Lifts are being installed in the new extension and a lift platform in the existing lobby area.
In all, the New Picture House has 4 cinema screens, a community space and a library. The venue opened late 2018.