PLANS have been submitted for a six-screen cinema joining onto The Broadway shopping centre in Bradford city centre.

The scheme would transform the mainly vacant property at 14 to 20 Broadway into a cinema, dining and leisure development.

If the plans are agreed by Bradford Council, it would create a further 100 jobs, alongside the 2,500 jobs in The Broadway shopping centre when it opens in November.

The application, by site owner Meyer Bergman, follows consultation after the plans were displayed in City Park in April.

A spokesman for Meyer Bergman said: “We are very pleased that through working closely with Bradford Council and local stakeholders, we are able to bring forward our application. Whilst The Broadway shopping centre already has an enviable location, we intend to add to this distinctive environment through this scheme.

“Local people voiced their opinions and we are confident that as well as offering a scheme that complements The Broadway shopping centre, it will also deliver local jobs and provide high-quality retail and leisure.”

The outline plans also include the demolition of the existing kiosk on Broadway and a replacement structure.

The Broadway shopping centre will open on Thursday, November 5, with more than 70 per cent of the £260 million shopping centre's units now being let.

Anchor tenants Debenhams and Marks & Spencer have been handed their units with the fit-outs beginning shortly.