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Leisure Developments


Cordwell Leisure have meticulously rebuilt and renovated two of the last remaining 19th and 20th Century transit sheds known as O & M Sheds on the floating harbour. Occupying a prominent position at the corner of Redcliffe Bridge and Welshback the buildings provide wonderful vistas along the waterside and across to St Mary’s Redcliffe Parish Church and the iconic colourful villas of Redcliffe Parade opposite with the opening up of new picture windows and the creation of a feature harbourside terrace.

Cordwell have let the building to BoxPark who will open their first out of London new concept Boxhall, based on a similar concept to their successful BoxPark venues. BoxHall Bristol has been described as a food, music and drink hall, set in two adjoining historic dockside sheds – offering 20,000 sq ft multi-use space and taking advantage of Cordwell’s newly created space providing a light, open feel with an industrial setting that reflects the building’s heritage.                






Wisemore Central

A two-storey state of the art McDonalds restaurant unit in the Centre of Walsall Town Centre, The successful restaurant chain which has table service, interactive tables, iPads, wireless charging and of course the usual menu which includes salads, wraps and vegetarian options, will be a welcome addition to this former derelict site.


Other operators on site include:

- 60 bed Travelodge Hotel hotel

- Explore Learning



Regency Wharf II

A high quality restaurant venue adjacent to Hyatt Regency Hotel and Gas Street Basin, in Birmingham conference, leisure and business district.


Restaurants included:
-Zinc (Conran Restaurants)
-La Tasca
-Living Room
-Lloyds No.1

-Jimmy Spices
-Blue Mango




Premier leisure location on Broad Street, Birmingham. 200,000
sq.ft of Cinema, Nightclubs, Café, Bars, Restaurants and Casino. 500 car spaces,
£45 million completed development value.


Occupiers Include

UGC Cinemas,
Hard Rock Cafe, Waxy O'Connors, Nandos, Grosvenor Casinos, Pure Gym, Revolution Bar

Swan Centre Leisure

The £25 million contemporary leisure development in the heart of Eastleigh, Hampshire which forms the extension to the Swan Shopping Centre was completed in 2010. The leisure development carried out by Cordwell, partner to Eastleigh Borough Council and Swan Shopping Centre owners Scottish Amicable, is now occupied by Vue Cinemas, AMF Bowl, Prezzo, Frankie & Bennys, Nandos, Real China, Coffee Republic, Break Bar, The Loft and Gambado.

The development has acted as the catalyst for the regeneration of the town centre since opening in 2010.

St John's Street

The restoration of this 'Georgian Walkway' provided three sensitively designed cafe, bar and restaurants situated in the heart of this popular North Yorkshire Spa town.

Located within a central conservation area Cordwell demolished old warehouses and restaurants surrounded by listed Georgian properties to create a harmonious infill site in local materials which blended into the neighbouring ambiance. Occupiers include Pitcher & Piano, Wolverhampton & Dudley Breweries plc and our new tenant Giggling Squid.

Regency Wharf I


Cordwell in association with Richardson Developments undertook this 40,000 sq.ft restoration of a waterside group of grade II listed Victorian buildings to comprise A3 leisure use with three cafe/bar/restaurants/night clubs. Let to Walkabout Inns (part of Regent Inns Plc), Wolverhampton and Dudley Breweries and Pubmaster Plc.

The site was totally derelict and visually unappealing. Cordwell refurbished and restored these buildings built in 1850 by Birmingham architect Martin Chamberlain. The result was the creation of a new destination venue in Broad Street which is still popular to this day.




Leeds College of Art and Design selected Cordwell to undertake the refurbishment and extension of their former art college in the centre of Leeds having transferred to a nearby site.

Cordwell immediately undertoolk consultations with the conservation officer who prized the building because of its important historical and artistic connections with Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth.

Cordwell's refurbishment and extension was well received, transforming the building into a vibrant destination venue fully pre-let to Regent Inns plc.

Odeon Cinema


Cordwell Property acquired this 12 screen Odeon Cinema together with a 700 space NCP car park. Through asset management  this important site in the heart of Sheffield is positioned opposite the Crucible on Arundel Gate was totally refurbished and improved to form part of a sale package to an overseas investor.


Parkway Cinema


Cordwell purchased this long established cinema location in the heart of Barnsley Town Centre prior to agreeing a letting with Parkway Entertainment. Following an extensive modernisation of the current building, the new cinema opened for business in September 2007.

The cinema is dedicated to showing the best of the current releases with a strong emphasis on family entertaiment. The cinema is situated in the town centre opposite the bus and rail interchange and within a moments walk of the long stay car park.




Cordwell acquired this prominent site on Arundel Gate opposite the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield City Centre. The complex housed a derelict nightclub, formerly known as the 'Roxy', which was completely refurbished and pre-let to O2 Academy, the UK's top live music venue.

Together with Odeon cinema the O2 Academy and the 700 space NCP Car Park formed an investment sale package to an overseas investor.




Cordwell conceptualised, introduced and negotiated the purchase of this multi leisure scheme to Richardson Developments who undertook this Major City Centre urban regeneration scheme of the former Daily Mirror Printing Factory. It comprises of 395,000 sq.ft leisure, plus a new bus terminal and car parking.

Occupiers include: IMAX Cinema, UGI Cinema, Hard Rock Cafe, Tiger Tiger, Holmes Place, Wagamamas, Waxy O'Connors, and Henry J Beans

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