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Assemble unwraps Olympic fringe cinema

[First look] Assemble has completed this £14,000 independent cinema in a former factory close to the London Olympic Park

The Sugarhouse Studios project for the London Legacy Development Corporation transformed a disused sign-writers workshop into a 50-seat cinema, 200-person events space and café.

The building close to Three Mills Island in Stratford, east London also includes a workshop for Assemble and is scheduled for demolition in 2013.

Part of the Olympic Fringe strategy, the Assemble scheme set out to create a community facility to animate the area around the park.

London Legacy Development Corporation chief executive Andrew Altman said: ‘We want to spread the benefits of regeneration from the Olympic Park to the surrounding area through creative, community-based projects like the new cinema at Sugarhouse Studios.

‘Legacy plans are further ahead than any previous Olympic host city and this [is a] great example of how forgotten parts of East London are being used as opportunities to bring people together.’

The cinema is located on a 10.5 hectare site earmarked for an Arc-ML-designed mixed-use development by Ikea’s property arm, Landprop.

 

Sugarhouse Studios, 107 High Street, Stratford, E15 2QQ

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