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Earlier this year we shared our initial plans and architectural drawings for our restoration of the Fellowship Inn, in Bellingham.
The plans were developed by our architects, Thomas Ford and Partners and were informed by a public consultation, in which over 1,400 people told us what they would like to see.
We have now submitted a planning application to Lewisham Council, which is available to view online. The application include alterations, conversions and changes of use to parts of the building. Our plans will turn the building into a leading community space that everyone can enjoy, and will improve the accessability of the venue.
In November 2014, we received a Heritage Enterprise grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to restore The Fellowship Inn, a semi-derelict 1920s pub in Bellingham. Our plans include the introduction of a cinema, arts venue, microbrewery and music hub as well as the restoration of the existing pub.
The Fellowship Inn was the first ever pub built on a London housing estate, and was part of the 1920s ‘Homes for Heroes’ development to ease inner city overcrowding after the First World War.
We have worked closely with Historic England, the Heritage Lottery Fund, and conservation and planning officers to make sure that the heritage of the building is preserved.
We expect to receive a planning decision from Lewisham Council by early November. At this point we will develop and refine the plans further, so that we can appoint a contractor to complete the works.