Sol Central Northampton
Sol Central is a leisure complex in Northampton, England with a multi-screen cinema, health club and restaurants among other facilities. It was constructed in 2002 to replace the Barclaycard head office building previously sited there from the 1970s before relocating to the nearby Brackmills industrial estate.
In the late nineties after Barclaycard had moved to its state of the art offices in Brackmills, plans were drawn up to redevelop the site. Northampton's only other leisure area was sixfields constructed when the football club moved its home there and is by and large uneasy to get to from other areas in the town. The idea was to build a new lesiure and retail space within the town centre similar to nearby places such as Milton Keynes which had recently opened the Xscape Centre.
When opened in 2002, it contained a hotel, Gym and health club and a UCI (now Vue) 10-screen cinema complex seating over 2,500 with a 3-D facility.
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