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Havelock One completes fit-out of VOX Cinemas at Nakheel Mall

Firm has completed six cinemas under the VOX Cinemas brand across the GCC to date

Havelock One has announced the completion of fit-out works for VOX Cinemas at Nakheel Mall on The Palm Jumeirah, Dubai.

The firm’s scope of work included the full turnkey fit-out from shell and core; i.e. the steel structure for the cinema stadia and plant rooms, the complete MEP works, acoustic ceilings and walls, and all interior finishes including gypsum, cladding (marble, ceramic, carpet, vinyl and terrazzo), wallpapers and paint, decorative glass and metal works, as well as joinery works like furniture and fire-rated doors.

The contractor is also said to have coordinated with the client and third parties on all cinema-related equipment such as screens, projectors, speakers and seats.

The 6,000sqm Nakheel Mall project boasts 15 theatres with more than 900 seats, and an additional 26 slots designed to provide ample space for wheelchair users who have dedicated elevator access across the two floors.

The region’s leisure and entertainment industry is buoyant and for Havelock One Interiors, this means business is brisk, said a spokesperson from the firm.

“Our business relationship with Majid Al Futtaim (MAF) Cinemas, the Middle East’s largest and most rapidly growing exhibitor, has grown steadily. This year, we had been commissioned to work on two additional VOX Cinemas in the UAE and on two of their ground-breaking projects in Saudi Arabia. This year, we had been commissioned to work on two additional VOX Cinemas in the UAE and on two of their ground-breaking projects in Saudi Arabia,” said Syed Kashif Akhtar, group managing director of Havelock One.

In addition, the company also fitted out the affiliated F&B outlets, Nutella VOX Cinemas, Pizza Al Taglio and Kitchen 35, all VOX Cinemas’ homegrown brands.

Earlier this year Havelock One was appointed for the turnkey fit-out of VOX Cinemas at Al Jimi Mall in Al Ain, Abu Dhabi. The package included eight screens comprising a MAX auditorium, four standard auditoria, a KIDS auditorium and two auditoria offering fine dining options.

Adrian Sellar, division director for Fit-Out UAE at Havelock One added, “These projects have allowed us to demonstrate our broader technical expertise in the delivery of mainstream construction activities; such as builder works including concrete screed, blockwork and structural steel, adding to our core fit-out services and products. This confirms Havelock One’s commitment to be a trusted service provider capable of managing multiple trade packages as well as executing the on-site works.”

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