Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Agreement paves way for Farnborough cinema

Computer generated image of the cinema in Farnborough
Image caption The cinema is due to open by the summer of 2014

An agreement has been signed that will see a seven-screen cinema complex built in a Hampshire town.

Farnborough will also get 35,000 sq ft complex of restaurants by summer 2014.

The development at Queensmead is additional to Rushmoor Borough Council's £1m investment in the area.

Council leader Peter Moyle said: "At the moment, Farnborough offers a limited choice of evening entertainment, and this new scheme will give the town a real boost."

A 62,000 sq ft Sainsbury's, a 77-bedroom Travelodge, a New Look and Wetherspoons are already open in the town and a 24-hour fitness centre, above New Look on Queensmead, will be open by the end of September.