Walthamstow EMD Cinema wins American Architecture Masterprize
13 11 2018
Proud that our project Walthamstow EMD Cinema has won the American Architecture Masterprize in the category Heritage architecture.
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 cinema is recognised to be of national significance as a rare surviving example of the extravagant and flamboyant work of the Granada Group and their famed designers Cecil Aubrey Masey, and Theodore Komisarjevsky, working at the height of the cinema boom of the 1930s. The building has been derelict for a decade. Our plans restore it as a new live performing arts venue.