Dollis Hill House reopens

dollis hill house plansBrent Council has officially opened the Dollis Hill House Performance Space in Gladstone Park.

On the site of the former Dollis Hill House, the performance space occupies the same footprint as the original house and uses reclaimed bricks from the historic structure.

Approved by English Heritage, the performance space is a community open air venue with power, seating, and new greenery.

Since its closure in 1994, the council worked to secure a viable future for Dollis Hill House, but four arson attacks left it without roof, most of the first floor, and the staircase.

The council applied for demolition, and were granted approval by Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Eric Pickles in Spring 2011.

The Mayor of Brent, Cllr Bobby Thomas, on opening the space said: “I am proud to open a unique performance space for the borough and for the residents of Brent, which is a lasting legacy of this historical site.”

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