Sunday, March 30, 2008

Wait for Gaumont State plans

Kilburn Times: The new owners of a historic music venue who are hoping to turn the site into a church have yet to apply for planning permission for change of use. The Ruach Inspirational Church of God, from Brixton, bought the Gaumont State Cinema, on Kilburn High Road, last December. The church said it wants to refurbish the building and bring it back to its former glory before re-opening it in June. But a spokeswoman from Brent Council said the new owners have yet to file an application for change of use. A spokeswoman for Ruach Ministries said: "We have not applied for planning permission as yet but will be doing so in the not too distant future." The 1937 Grade II listed building was home to Mecca Bingo until August 19, 2007, when it was closed down and put up for sale. Ruach Ministries have plans to incorporate a community centre in the building, open for everyone to use, but have yet to outline any further details.

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