Plans for a three-screen cinema on Sidcup High street have been submitted.
The building will also include a library and nine flats on the former site of Blockbuster which has remained empty since 2013. A cafe will also face the High Street.
Nine flats will be built to the rear of the site which help finance the project and provide much-needed new homes – and have the benefit of additional people living near the High Street providing custom to shops.
A new library will replace the current building just of the High Street on Hadlow Road.
According to planning documents: “The proposed new building will significantly enhance the leisure offering on the high street, animate the street frontage, drive footfall and connect with the life of the wider area”.
Sidcup recently benefited from a street upgrade and is looking smart.
Arts group Really Local Group are on board. Founded in 2017, the company are also behind plans for a cultural venue in Catford. DRDH Architects are behind the design.
The applications states: 19/01372/FULM | Erection of a four storey building to provide a 3 screen cinema with an additional studio (Class D2), a library (Class D1), a cafe and bar (Class A3), provision of a Changing Places WC and 9 residential flats comprising 3 x 1 bed and 6 x 2 bed flats. | 106 Sidcup High Street And 1 Elm Road Sidcup Kent DA14 6DS