The on-going saga of The Capitol being sold by Wetherspoons

london-rd

#61

I’ve changed the subject of the thread to help reduce the immediacy of this thread that started in May last year.


#62

Totally want a trampoline park. This would get my vote.


#63

Inspiration?


#64

YES!! @Contacthannah I posted that the other week (see above), my sentiments exactly. Mulit-purpose space with a cinema would be a dream for me. Beautiful building, don’t want to see it pulled down or not accessible to public. Also agree with other comments that it needs to be welcoming for all.


#65

Any more news On what’s happening to this building? Thanks


#66

Meanwhile the freeholders have sold the freehold to Romulus - the property owners and developers who converted the cinema into a Wetherspoons originally. It is no longer on the list of buildings for disposal by Wetherspoons, does that mean it’s staying?http://www.romulusconstruction.com/portfolios/forest-hill/


#67

when did they sell it to Romulus ?


#68

Interesting. From the description on the Romulus site it would appear they have retained ownership since its days as a cinema.

Formerly a 1,500 seat cinema located on the South Circular, this property was refurbished by Romulus initially as a Bingo Hall and subsequently to its current use as a restaurant and bar.


#69

January '16 according to the Land Registry.


#70

I think it’s misleading, romulus are also a design and build outfit, so I think they Refurbished it on behalf of the previous freeholders in conjunction with the tenants. I can’t find any link between the two owners otherwise, so I think they just sold because they had the chance to do so amidst the publicity.