Hello, I moved to Sydenham in August and see that the old department store (including night club and banqueting hall!) on Cobbs Corner is up for rent.
Earlier in the year there was possible interest from Nando’s and possibly a cinema, but that seems to have fallen through?
I know this seems hugely naive, but if there was a number of like minded people could a co operative be set up to adapt the space to cinema and studios/educational space, pop-up eateries?!
Obviously a large amount of money would have to be raised and it may be there are plans already in place, but it seems a fantastic facility for local people (sorry) to use.
I realise it is hugely ambitious but if there is nothing happening with the space it might be interesting to see if HNF Property or Lewisham Council would be open to other ideas. It is so horrid walking past a boarded up building every day when you can see the potential.
Madness I know but would be interested to hear from others who may have experience of such projects or just calm me down and try and do something on a smaller scale like Pengetout!
Thanks for any advice!