On Friday 25th February the Town Deal Board approved a variation to the Box Office project that now means it will go out to tender as a ‘cinema-led cultural offer’. This proposal came about after responses received from the soft-market test the Council carried out earlier in the year. The change has been submitted to the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Committees for approval.

 former box office


The Council recently successfully negotiated the purchase of one property adjacent to the Galaxy Cinema and is in discussions with the remaining three land owners. Consultants have been appointed and are in the process of applying for planning permission.

Note: the scaffolding outside the Galaxy Cinema has been erected on the instruction of the owner, to enable some essential repairs to the façade to be made. This does not concern Erewash Borough Council or the redevelopment project.


The Council have undertaken investigations on the proposed site and these have revealed some drainage issues that will need to be resolved in order for this project to proceed. However, a design is almost finalised and the planning application process has begun.