Visual of the window on the Granada's front elevation

Visual of the window on the Granada's front elevation



186 Hoe Street, London E17 4QH
Local Authority:
Waltham Forest
Mixed use

Description of Granada

Former Granada cinema building development in London E17.

A historic Grade II* listed building once graced by the likes of The Beatles and The Who will be developed to fully renovate it, bring it back to its former glory and create a destination venue.

2020 June - Plans approved. Planning consultant: Turley.

2018 - The site is purchased by Waltham Forest Council for £2.6 million from the current owners, EMD Walthamstow LLP.

Renovation of the site is estimated to take around three years to complete.

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The nearest tube, train and bus stations.
Walthamstow Central Underground Station
Walthamstow Market
215, 275, 34, 357, 675, 97, N26, N73

News: (1)

Planning Permission Granted

Turley has helped Waltham Forest Council secure permission for the ambitious plans to restore Walthamstow’s famous EMD/Granada cinema.

Turley provided expert Planning services for the proposal which was unanimously given the green light at Waltham Forest’s virtual planning committee on 2 June. The proposal includes a 950 seat theatre, bar and restaurant, community space, garden terrace and more.

The £25m investment into the venue’s revival is part of the council’s London Borough of Culture legacy commitment to place culture at the heart of its communities, as well as driving economic, social and environmental benefits to Waltham Forest residents and businesses.

The venue will be managed by Soho Theatre and the programme will be announced towards the end of 2021. They will work in partnership with Waltham Forest Council, who purchased the former cinema on Hoe Street in 2019 following a long campaign to ensure the building remained as an entertainment venue.

David Luff, Soho Theatre’s Creative Director, commented: “Alongside the Council for their incredible support, we’d like to acknowledge and thank the very many local people who campaigned for years for this building to remain as an entertainment venue. We’d like to see that local ownership at the heart of a future programme that involves local schools, community groups and residents from across the borough. At the same time, we want a ‘local theatre with a national profile’. We will bring some of the biggest stars of the comedy world and welcome audiences from London and beyond, as well as producing an annual Walthamstow panto, theatre and performance, screenings and special events.”

The council is working with architects Pilbrow & Partners and developer Willmott Dixon Interiors.

The refurbishment will begin immediately and is expected to complete in Spring 2022.

20/06/2020 14:19 by Buildington

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