The planning application for West Norwood’s library – cinema in the refurbished Nettlefold Hall at 1 Norwood High Street SE27 9JU has just been submitted. The plans are for a refurbished library, 4-screen cinema, community space and a café/bar.
Check out the details, and comment online, by using ref 15/04179 via Lambeth’s Planning Portal. The Design Statement has a brief history of the site as well as describing the new facilities.
The joint library- cinema project is a partnership between Lambeth council and Picturehouse Cinemas . Works to the refurbished building are due to finish sometime in 2017.
Sonia Winifred & Jane Pickard outside site of new cinema
West Norwood will soon be home to its very own Picturehouse cinema with works planned to start on the site in Nettlefold Hall in early 2014, but instead of waiting until the grand opening in 2015 West Norwood Feast and Picturehouse Cinemas have organised a three night, pop-up cinema event in the heart of West Norwood, in the grounds of St Luke’s Church SE27 0DT.
The evening screenings are:
Friday 13th September – The Life of Pi ,
Saturday 14th September – Some Like it Hot and
Sunday 15th September – The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.
This is a free ticketed event enabled by the generosity of Picturehouse Cinemas who kindly supplied the screen and equipment and with the support and organisation of the volunteers of West Norwood Feast. Tickets quickly sold out.
Detailed plans for the a joint public library and Picturehouse cinema in the Nettlefold Halls building at 1 Norwood High Street SE27 9JX are progressing and are expected to be available for public consultation at the end of this summer. This will allow the views of local people to be incorporated into the plans before the planning application is submitted in the autumn. A decision on the planning application could be made by the end of the 2013 and then construction work, lasting from between 12 to 18 months, would start early in 2014.
Picturehouse Cinemas, the UK’s leading independent cinema operator, is a stand-alone entity within Cineworld Group plc. Formed in 1989, Picturehouse provides cinemas in city-centre locations to serve local communities and offer a broader range of films. It owns and operates 21 cinemas and programmes an additional 40 independently operated venues throughout the UK.
Picturehouse draws on more than 18 years’ experience in tailoring diverse and commercially successful programmes, spanning art-house and independent features, world cinema and quality mainstream titles, as well as short films and touring seasons. The company prides itself on being at the forefront of digital cinema and other business and technical developments, such as pioneering a wide variety of live Screen Arts cinecasts of performance arts events, including from the National Theatre, the New York Metropolitan Opera and the Royal Opera House, as well as regular filmmaker Q&As.