The Light Cinema, Oradea

Shell & fit out of Oradea’s first all digital 3D cinema. The cinema fit out included a 140m² luxury bar, with 700m² pool hall. Situated in Tiago mall, Oradea, the cinema has 8 digital screens and capacity for 1,200 people. The 8 auditoriums were designed to also be used as conferencing facilities. The design is very economical, without compromising on quality.

Faithful+Gould was appointed as project managers and quantity surveyors on the fit out of the cinema including the necessary shell works. A lessons learned workshop was held to discuss The Light Cinema in Bucharest. The issues were listed and discussed with the client, with 95% of issues eliminated in Oradea. 5% were operational issues. Design feedback was gained from The Light staff members in Oradea to obtain their views. We scheduled and managed the client’s direct suppliers. We actively managed contractors to ensure overall delivery of the project on schedule. Due to the economic climate, the client reduced the project budget post tender with subsequent significant value engineering efforts by all parties ensuring design, construction and quality changes incorporated did not adversely impact customer experience.The project was scheduled to be completed in 2009 but was suspended with the shell constructed awaiting installation of equipment, etc due to the general economic situation. It subsequently opened in 2011.