Shortlisted for four Planning Awards!
09 04 2018
We're delighted to be shortlisted for four Planning Awards this year! Our proposals for the refurbishment of Walthamstow EMD Cinema have been shortlisted in two categories: ‘Best Use of Arts Culture or Sport in Placemaking' and 'Promoting Economic Growth’. In the latter category, the cinema will be competing with our shortlisted proposals for Tileyard Studios. ‘The Waterman’, our recently completed residential apartment building in Greenwich Peninsula is shortlisted in the category ‘Best Housing Scheme’.
Walthamstow EMD Cinema
Pilbrow & Partners are working with Soho Theatre, Waltham Forest Council and Downing to restore this Grade II* listed super cinema to form the centrepiece of the borough’s cultural regeneration strategy. The restoration of the EMD will form the centerpiece of the wider, culturally-led regeneration initiative, promoted by Waltham Forest. It revitalises Hoe Street as a destination for a rich mix of entertainment, leisure and creative uses. This project enables Waltham Forest to further establish itself as a key player in London’s creative and cultural scene with a unique cultural identity and serves the Borough to become London’s first Borough of Culture in 2019. The project will create a destination for North East London and support the growing evening economy, alongside the night tube on the Victoria line.
Tileyard Studios are a new force in London’s music industry, consisting of a cluster of 150 leading businesses in music performance, management, production and technology. Pilbrow & Partners have been commissioned to provide a masterplan to guide the future growth of Tileyard’s Kings Cross Estate. The new Tileyard Studios building is designed to accommodate specialist uses such as recording studios and event spaces for writing, workshops and performance.
The Waterman marks the first phase of the realisation of Pilbrow & Partners’ masterplan for the east of the Greenwich Peninsula. A second building will frame its northern edge in the next phase of construction. The Waterman delivers 269 new homes and a public square at the heart of the new urban district. The building includes a mix of residential tenures to achieve a diverse and balanced community. Situated at the lower riverside of the Greenwich Peninsula, The Waterman provides generous well-lit apartments with views on to the riverside, Tidemill Square, the courtyard gardens or street.