Cinema can still rise from the ashes

Birmingham Post - - NEWS -

DEAR Edi­tor, the re­cent fire at Har­borne’s Roy­alty was a ter­ri­ble blow to Birm­ing­ham’s ar­chi­tec­tural her­itage and a real op­por­tu­nity lost to show­case a key part of cinema his­tory.

Our on­go­ing con­sul­ta­tion plans set out a vi­brant fu­ture for this build­ing con­tribut­ing to Har­borne’s com­mu­nity and High Street re­gen­er­a­tion.

We have taken in­spi­ra­tion from sim­i­lar projects else­where, where those with vi­sion, imag­i­na­tion and hard work have turned sim­i­lar build­ings around to pro­vide a vi­able as­set for their com­mu­ni­ties.

For­tu­nately, the frontage of the Roy­alty has not been lost and we have of­fered the ser­vices of our RICS Cer­ti­fied His­toric Build­ing Pro­fes­sional to the owner and the coun­cil pro bono, to en­sure that what can be saved will be saved.

We are re­ceiv­ing an over­whelm­ingly

> The in­te­rior of the Roy­alty af­ter the fire

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