110 Streatham Hill
No visitors or mail please.
The Friends have no access to, or control of, the building, which is currently only partially in use, as a slot machine lounge by Merkur Casino UK.
We understand the freehold has been sold to Ruach City Church from Hold Land South East; the headlease held by Mecca Bingo (Top Rank) is being cancelled; and Merkur’s lease amended. These changes are not currently showing at the Land Registry.
The Friends of Streatham Hill Theatre is a volunteer-run charity campaigning to save this ‘sleeping beauty’ for the benefit of the community.
We are registered in England as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) Number CE024993 and Registered Charity Number 1193643.
We are members of NCVO ncvo.org.uk
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Expert: Neil French
Retired Chartered Engineer.
Shippen French Partnership,
Consulting Structural Engineers.
Neil spent 46 years working as a structural engineer, the last 35 years in the Practice he co-founded in 1972. One of the most prestigious clients of the Practice was the Savoy Group, who commissioned his professional services over many years – including for the 3-year restoration and extension works of the Savoy Theatre, following its almost total destruction by fire in 1989.
Since his retirement in 2007 Neil has lived in Streatham, in an Edwardian house purchased by his grandfather (a Music Hall Artiste) who bought it, with several others in Streatham, for investment; perhaps one of the early ‘Buy to Let’ landlords. Sadly, only two of these properties survived the indulgent lifestyle the grandfather enjoyed!
Once retired Neil has actively pursued his interests in local history, theatre and the arts generally. He is a member of The Streatham Society, a member / ‘friend’ of several other art and heritage institutions (as well as FoSHT) and is the Honorary Archivist and Benevolent Fund Trustee of the alumni association of his former school.
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