EMD Walthamstow LLP
The Downing Estate Planning Service backed EMD Walthamstow LLP to acquire the former EMD Granada building alongside investment partner Antic London. The EMD, an iconic Grade II* listed property located in the heart of Walthamstow, previously traded as both a theatre and cinema but has remained closed to the public since 2003.
Permission is being sought to redevelop the site into a mixed-used leisure complex, including bars, restaurants, a café, boutique B&B rooms, a rooftop open-air cinema and garden, a restored 1000-seat auditorium and residential accommodation. The LLP will work closely with both English Heritage and Waltham Forest Council to ensure the project provides a sustainable future with wide local appeal, yet remains faithful to the unique features of this wonderful building. EMD Walthamstow currently trades the foyer section of the property as a pop-up public house known as 'Mirth, Marvel and Maud'.