The Coronet

The Coronet is a Grade II listed Art Deco former cinema in Eltham which was in desperate need of redevelopment. In 2013 it was transformed into a mixed-use development with a series of modern apartments and a leisure centre.  The important period features were fully restored, returning the envelope of the building to its former glory.

In October 2008 we secured planning consent for this important gateway site. Greenwich Councillors voted unanimously to grant permission to turn the former cinema into a vibrant mixed-use development which respects the unique cinematic building.

The development, plans for which were backed by English Heritage, provide much needed new housing in addition to new space for retail, business and community use and retain much of the original character of the Grade II listed building including the restoration and refurbishment of the front of the cinema to its original condition.

The scheme, a joint venture partnership with iPro, is a mix of private apartments and affordable housing by MOAT. There is retail space on Well Hall Road with a block occupied by Tesco with a new residential mews building to the rear. The former cinema auditorium was demolished and now apartments are centered around a cinema themed courtyard with an iconic scene from ‘Gone with the Wind’ built into one of the walls to celebrate the site’s history as a cinema.

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Following the successful completion of the residential redevelopment of the former cinema site, the retained grade II listed cinema foyer has been lovingly transformed into a vibrant gym and fitness centre retaining all the original art deco features and renewing some that had been lost.

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