East Square, Basildon

Basildon Borough Council has engaged Simons Group on a multi-million-pound contract to build a town centre cinema and retail units.

Announced as the Council celebrates its 70th anniversary, the project will be a major transformation for Basildon town centre. It includes demolition of existing 1950s buildings to make way for a ten-screen cinema for Empire, plus six retail units, with completion anticipated for October 2020. The team is delighted to be working with Basildon Borough Council on such an exciting project for the town. The cinema will be a fantastic addition to Basildon and one which will hopefully bring much enjoyment to local residents!


Basildon Borough Council


Basildon, Essex

Project Team:

Simons Construction

Cushman & Wakefield

Gardiner & Theobald

Pollard Thomas Edwards

Price & Myers

Charles Somerset

Customer Testimonial

“The award of this contract is a significant milestone in what is an exciting project that will transform the town centre. East Square will be a vibrant development, which will bring more life into the town centre while boosting the local economy and providing new jobs for local people. We want East Square to become a destination of choice and provide a mixed-use town centre, we are committed to creating a much-needed night-time economy” - Councillor Anthony Hedley, Chairman of the Council’s Regeneration Committee.

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