Lovely to see that work is starting on the 104 year old cinema to both preserve this piece of Leeds history and also to make it into a community space and accessible to all.
The Picture House say:
“After a difficult year of disruption and uncertainty, we’re delighted to announce that work on The Picture House Project is set to begin from this April, following a Capital Kickstart Fund award from
National Lottery Heritage Fund
Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
As many of you know, work on the scheme had been due to start this time last year. Sadly though, covid-19 represented a huge challenge for the project and meant we had to hit pause last spring. But thanks to this new funding support – and an excellent team lead by Page\Park, Buro Happold, Gardiner & Theobald and Avison Young – we’ve been able to find a way through and proceed with the project as planned.
The events of the past 12 months have shown us that investing in our future has never been more essential than it is today. Not only will this project safeguard our incredible building and the important history within, but it’ll allow the cinema to reopen next year stronger, more resilient and able to support our wonderful community like never before.
We just can’t wait to get started and we look forward to sharing this exciting journey with you every step of the way.
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