Advisors hired for Filmworks development

by Jim Dunton Tue 12 November 2013, 4:00 pm

Developer Land Securities has appointed advisors Lunson Mitchenall to provide specialist insight for its £100 million Ealing Filmworks plans.

The firm said it would be advising on catering and leisure leases for the scheme, which proposes to redevelop the site of Ealing’s former Empire Cinema with a new multiplex, more than 150 new homes, and around 50,000 sq feet of cafés, bars and restaurants.

As Ealing in London reported in September, Land Secs plans have now been submitted to Ealing Council and an agreement reached with the authority that could see the development open within five years.

Theo Fordham, Lunson Mitchnall’s head of catering and leisure, said the firm’s appointment to the project built on its existing relationship with Land Securities.

“We already work with Land Securities on a number of assets including Cabot Circus, Bristol, Princesshay, Exeter and the O2 Centre, Finchley,” he said.

“We look forward to cementing this relationship further and to creating a high quality leisure destination – maximising Ealing’s potential and reinforcing its reputation as the birthplace of the British film industry.”

The proposed designs will link New Broadway through to Bond Street with the creation of new open pedestrian streets, a Cinema Square, a community centre and incorporate around 161 flats.

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