Council bids to find new Empire developer

Thu 11 October 2012, 4:48 pm

Ealing Council has launched the hunt for a developer to take on the site of the former Empire Cinema, it has emerged.

The authority is looking for expressions of interest from firms keen to acquire the Ealing Broadway site and has set a deadline of 19 October, the Ealing Gazette reported.

It quoted council leader Julian Bell describing the disused site as an “eyesore” in need of regeneration.

The council is understood to be willing to pursue a Compulsory Purchase Order for the site to ensure its redevelopment as a cinema complex.

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