Tuesday 26th May 2015
Following exchange of contracts on 3 November 2014, the UCKG HelpCentre completed the sale of the former Granada Cinema in Hoe Street, Walthamstow on Thursday, 21 May 2015. The new owner is RMP Prop of Chigwell, which acts for a variety of interests.
The sale follows an unsolicited approach to the UCKG HelpCentre Property Acquisitions Department approximately a year ago, at a time when the building was not on the market.
Key to the sale was that the buyer valued the Grade II listed property and was willing to give a fair price. When contracts were exchanged and the sale announced, Paul Hill, the UCKG HelpCentre’s property acquisitions manager stated: “This amounts to a pragmatic solution that should satisfy all concerned.”
Commenting on the completion of the sale on Thursday, Paul added: “I wish all the best to RMP Prop and everyone involved in the new ownership and plans for the future of the building. I hope they will be able to fully restore this lovely building and that it will be put to good use by the community, which is what we have always wanted ourselves, albeit in the form of a UCKG HelpCentre.
“We will now continue the search for a suitable property where we can create a HelpCentre in Walthamstow, in response to demand from people in the area who value the support we give.”
Notes to editors
UCKG is a Christian church and registered charity that offers a range of practical support activities alongside spiritual support and comfort and welcomes all-comers. It reached the UK in 1995 and has gone from strength to strength, providing support and spreading the Christian faith. There are UCKG HelpCentre branches in England and Wales.
Neil Pashley at Antic London can be contacted via phone on 020 8299 1390 for all queries regarding the new owners and the development plans for the building.
For further information please contact the UCKG HelpCentre Press Officer via e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org or direct line 020 7686 6033.