Popular Portugese chicken restaurant Nando’s has been announced as the first of three eateries to arrive alongside the new Savoy multiplex cinema due to open in Corby next year.
Nando’s and another, as yet, unknown restaurant will be located adjacent to the six-screen multiplex which is being built near the former Tresham College site.
Savoy Cinemas’ managing director James Collington said: “We are thrilled to have a premier eatery such as Nando’s next to our latest multiplex in Corby, as it will be great asset to the leisure complex and a real family favourite.
“There is 9,000 square feet of restaurant space adjacent to the new cinema, for which we will be announcing two further restaurants over the coming weeks – ensuring that the new Savoy multiplex cinema will be a real hub for the community and a one-stop leisure destination.”
Mulberry Property Developments, the firm building the £6 million cinema, say the scheme is now taking shape in time for the opening next spring.
A spokesman for Nando’s said: ”We’re thrilled to announce we’ll be opening a restaurant in Corby – a town that has been on our radar for some time now. We can’t wait to open our doors to the public.”
Once completed, the Savoy Cinema will be able to accommodate more than 900 people, across six wall-to-wall screens.
It will be the fourth opened by Savoy, the independent Nottingham-based cinema group.
To monitor the construction progress, visit www.savoycorby.co.uk.