Odyssey Cinema, St Albans

EHW were appointed as architects to undertake the restoration and complete internal remodelling of the former Odeon Cinema in St Albans. The practice’s initial task was to engage with the local council to seek consent, reinstate the former leisure use and obtain their further approvals for a series of external and internal repairs to this significant locally listed building. Through successful negotiation with the Planning Authority consent was achieved for the varied and sympathetic methods of restoration internally and externally.

The project has received the St Albans Civic Society Award 2014.