Popular Italian restaurant chain Prezzo announces it is moving to Corby

Prezzo also opened a restaurant in Kettering in 2012

Prezzo also opened a restaurant in Kettering in 2012

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Popular Italian restaurant chain Prezzo has announced it is opening a new eatery in the under-construction Savoy cinema complex in Corby.

The development, opposite the Corby Cube, includes three restaurant units and Prezzo has now become the second chain to announce it is moving into the complex.

Chicken specialists Nando’s announced they were moving into another one of the units in December.

The £6 million development, located on the former Tresham College site, also includes a six-screen cinema, which will be operated by Nottingham-based independent cinema group Savoy.

Mulberry Property Developments, the firm behind the complex, says the cinema and restaurants are due to open in the spring.

Savoy Cinema’s managing director James Collington said: “The development is really starting to take shape now and it’s an exciting time for us as the launch date draws nearer.

“It’s great to be able to announce that Prezzo will be coming to the site – news that I’m sure will delight pizza and pasta-loving locals.

“Prezzo will complement the other eateries perfectly and offer visitors to the multiplex the chance to create the perfect cinema experience.”

Prezzo spokesman Eddie Gershon said: “The cinema site is really starting to come to life and we’re thrilled to be part of what looks set to be a real community hub for leisure and dining.

“With more than 200 restaurants across the UK, adding Corby to the location list boosts our East Midlands presence, with other local branches including Kettering and Leicester.”

To monitor the construction progress of the cinema, visit www.savoycorby.co.uk.

Last month, the Telegraph reported how cinema chain Vue had also been granted planning permission to build an eight-screen cinema off Elizabeth Street, half a mile from the Savoy site.

The Vue plan, submitted by Helical Bar, also includes restaurants and retail units, a gym and an MOT centre.

The application was met with concern that Corby could not support two cinemas, but an independent report compiled by Peter Brett Associates said this was not the case.