Burnt Oak bingo hall for homes

Plans have been submitted for the redevelopment of the former bingo hall on Burnt Oak Broadway as homes.

The scheme designed by RnH Architects for Eeh Properties involves partial demolition, restoration and extension of the bingo hall building, formerly the Savoy Cinema, to create a seven storey building which will provide co-working space as well as 127 shared living units, a café with ancillary facilities and shared amenity space.

The original 2000 seat cinema building was designed by architect George Coles and opened in the 1930s. In the 1960s it hosted performances by (among others) Adam Faith and Ricky Valance. It is said to have become the first permanent building in London to be exclusively devoted to bingo when it was converted for that use in 1961.

This development has been designed to achieve BREEAM Very Good rating. The development has been designed to meet Secured by Design requirements.

Sphere 25 are handling planning. The site is in Brent, but on the border with Barnet.

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