Ealing Filmworks

Welcome to our website

This website sets out our vision for redeveloping the site of the former Empire cinema on New Broadway into a high-quality leisure destination, anchored by a multi-screen cinema.

Public consultation

In summer 2013, Land Securities consulted the public on the overall vision and components of the scheme and has now submitted an outline planning application to Ealing Council.

The planning application can be viewed on Ealing Council’s website here or by searching using the application numbers: PP/2013/3938 (outline planning application) and PP/2013/3939 (conservation area consent)

We received over 90% support from local residents during our public consultation and as a result of feedback from local residents, groups and stakeholders; we have made a number of changes to the plans. These include:

  • Introducing a wider range of land uses at ground level, which could include shops, community and leisure facilities as well as restaurants, cafés and bars
  • Potential for commercial and residential on the first floor of the building behind the former cinema facade on New Broadway.
  • Reducing the height of the development overlooking the Green and Pitzhanger Manor, including a setback at the first and top floor of the building.

The outline planning application is designed to be flexible to allow the final uses and design to be decided in the detailed design stage, following further public consultation.

Show your support

We would welcome your support for our proposals for a new mixed-use leisure quarter in Ealing.

Click here to let Ealing Council know your views and to comment on our planning application (reference: PP/2013/3938)

Investing in the future of Ealing

The Ealing Filmworks plans represent an investment in the future of Ealing. Land Securities will retain and manage the site after its construction. This will give us a stake in Ealing’s future. Our proposals will:

  • Create around 350 new jobs for local people
  • Deliver an investment of over £100 million in Ealing
  • Bring back into use land that has lain derelict for five years
  • Increase trade and footfall in the town centre

Contact us

Land Securities’ public consultation on its proposals for Ealing Filmworks is now closed. The deadline for feedback was 5pm on Monday 15 July. All feedback received will be considered as we progress our plans.

We always welcome people's comments and questions. If you would like to contact us, you can in a number of ways:

Email: info@ealingfilmworks.com Tel: 020 7323 3544

You can also write to us at:
Ealing Filmworks, c/o 7 Bayley Street, London WC1B 3HB

Next steps

To ensure disruption is kept to a minimum during construction, Land Securities would only use contractors registered under the Considerate Constructors scheme.