An application has been made for a mural facing the Woolwich ferry roundabout.
The application states that “The proposed design also features a linear LED light to illuminate the mural with the aim of highlighting the building and positively influencing the area and signposting the western gateway to Woolwich Town Centre.”
A plaque will also be attached to the building commemorating the 1937 building and its history as a cinema.
This artwork will join a number of others planned across Woolwich as part of a multi-million pound project.
These four mural sites are part of £74,500 funding package rom Historic England and the National Lottery Heritage Fund
That was covered on a previous post with photos of each site which can be seen here.
The former cinema sits at the western end of Powis Street close to another former cinema now listed. It’s struggled for years and a number of shop units were closed with plans to demolish and redevelop the characterful Mortgramit Square.
Those plans are seemingly stalled.
New towers near this part of Woolwich could bring more footfall to the area.
In time the Woolwich leisure centre site in the area will be redeveloped.
The former Wilko building is being demolished for a new leisure centre freeing up a prime riverside site for housing.