Picturehouse Cinema For Chiswick Is Finally On The Way

Agreement has been reached on a possible new design, which now includes three flats



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Picturehouse has reached agreement with the owner of part of the site on the design of the new cinema for Chiswick, and a revised planning application which now includes three two-bedroomed flats is to be submitted.

This image, revealed for the first time by Chiswickw4.com, shows what the Chiswick Lane Picturehouse will look like - the image of the tree has been 'ghosted' to allow the building to be seem more clearly.

Landlord Kim Gottlieb, who has been in negotiation with Picturehouse for several months told us: "Picturehouse and I are both delighted that we’ve managed to overcome the legal and other issues that hampered previous efforts, and are very excited about this proposal which will help revitalise a neglected corner of Chiswick. "

The cinema is at 94-98 Chiswick High Road, close to the junction with Chiswick Lane.

An informal exhibition is planned on the site for Wednesday 29 June, 3-8 pm.

It is believed that following this, the revised planning application will be submitted to Hounslow Council.

If all goes well, Picturehouse hope to open by Christmas 2017.

Local people living near the proposed site in the area near the former Ballet Rambert have received flyers informing them that the group intends to re apply for planning permission - the details suggested that the cinema would remain the same size but planning was also being sought for three two-bedroom flats, "to make better use of the site".

The company received planning permission in 2014 and had hoped to open in January 2015 but progress on the project was delayed as it worked on obtaining permission from the landlord to carry out the works.

According to the original planning application lodged with Hounslow Council there were two owners of the site, Ballet Rambert, and Lochstill Ltd. The latter's parent company is London and Bath Estates, and its director is Kim Gottlieb who was associated with the Octopus project at Chiswick Roundabout.

Further details of the informal exhibition can be obtained by calling 0800 4589676 or emailing chiswickcinema@yourshout.org.

June 25, 2016

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