Green light for art deco inspired new homes in Sidcup
Plans for the transformation of a former art deco cinema site in Sidcup into 31 apartments and a new gym have been given the go-ahead. Montreaux Homes has received detailed planning approval from Bexley Council for the site located at 157 Station Road in Sidcup town centre. The site formerly contained an Odeon cinema that was later converted to the Lamorbey Swimming Centre which was ultimately demolished in 2008.
The new development, named Urban Picturehouse, takes inspiration from the art deco style of the original Odeon theatre. The new building is intended to restore some of the former glamour of the art deco period with a frontage that features glazed tiles, a multi-dimensional façade, and large windows to take advantage of natural light.
It will offer a range of studios, one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments in two newly constructed buildings. The state-of-the-art gym, located at the ground floor level, will be run by Pure Gym. Ideally located just a few minutes’ walk from Sidcup station (23 minutes to London Bridge), it is another example of a modern design in a sustainable location providing much-needed homes in the area.