The Royalty Consultation
Have your say about the future of the Royalty!
Harborne Royalty Trust (HRT) are working to acquire and restore the Royalty Cinema in the West End of Harborne village saving it from demolition by outside speculators. We believe a restored Royalty will not only bring this rare art deco building back to life but rejuvinate Harborne High Street.
HRT are looking at a number of options to finance the acquisition, restoration and to ensure a viable future whilst providing a public amenity.
HRT have formed a relationship with a cinema operator and with them have made a pre-application planning submission to Birmingham City Council which has been given strong support both by the planning department and conservation panel.
This proposal would include a restored Royalty with the potential for several small cinemas, restaurant, café and some community space. This remains a very strong option.
HRT are also receiving other commercial expressions of interest which are expanding our options for partnership arrangements. We know from the responses to previous engagement with the public there is enthusiasm for provision of other activities at a restored Royalty. Working with our own architects and as part of the consultation, we are putting forward a number of options for the site which are illustrated by the visualisations you can see here on the website or at our consultation events.
None of these options are set in stone, and this is where you come in. We want to hear what you would like from a restored Royalty.
On completion of the consultation and evaluation of the survey responses HRT will evaluate the best possible combination of options to meet the objectives of public support, funding streams and revenue delivery.
We are holding a number of consultation events where you can meet with us, view the potential designs and share your thoughts. Click here to find out venues, dates and times
This is your chance to have your say about the future you would like to see for the Royalty.