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London Borough of Waltham Forest - EMD Cinema

Refurbishment. alteration and extension of the former EMD Cinema into a new multi-purpose performance venue

Project Stats

Duration
73 weeks
Value
£20 m
Size
47,748.7 sq ft
Sector
Leisure

Project Story

We are proud to be working in partnership with London Borough of Waltham Forest to deliver the £20m refurbishment of Walthamstow’s Grade II* listed former EMD Cinema into a multi-purpose entertainment venue and cultural hub. The project was procured via the Procurement Hub framework.

Our specialist team will transform the existing building into a 1000 seat live performance venue with restaurant, cafe and bar areas. Historic features such as the Ziggurat ceiling and heritage arches originally design by Architect Cecil Macey will be restored.

The restoration works will bring the derelict building back to contemporary standards allowing for better ventilation, cooling and weather-tight exterior.

The project will also deliver an education and community hub for schools and local community groups.
Key Challenges
  • Retaining heritage features of Grade II* listed building
  • Noise management for local residence
  • Working under social distancing guidelines amid Covid-19

Project Team

Tom McEvoy × Director of Operations
Paul Gorry × Principal Sales & Marketing Manager
Consultant team
Project Manager : London Borough of Waltham Forest
Architect: Bond Bryan
Quantity Surveyor : Stace LLP
Services Engineer: GDM Partnerships

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