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March 10, 1902

SATURDAY 10th MARCH 2012

Sent facebook messages to some chums asking for suggestions of journos they may know who could do a report on the anticipated problem of gaining a lease for the SOHO FOUNDRY from the reluctant freeholders. This is Westminster (Kingsway) Further Education College Corporation, a private company difficult to trace (8th May 2012 – see note * below). They tried to sell the entire site in 2008 but were blocked by Westminster council on the grounds that it should be for public use and it is in a conservation area. The sale was to a commercial developer and for profit. Our planning application for a community arts centre/event space & cafe is expected to be approved. Our entrance from Peter Street is entirely separate to the college, and we propose to share outside basement space which is not currently used. We would pay rent and rates, and provide a valuable community resource not currently available. We have proposed the idea of using some space in the main college building as SOHO WORKSHOPS for start-up artisan style studios, rental to the college possibly underwritten by the Arts Council, to provide long term income in lieu of an outright sale of the entire site. The fact that a public facility has been sold for profit and now being in private hands is not now available to the community for whom it was originally built, and has been left derelict for 23 years, must be exposed.

Contacted asking for media assistance today: RUSSELL BELL, MICHAEL GOSS, NIGEL WINGROVE, CHRIS SULLIVAN, EMMA LEVY, GILES LANE,  AFSHIN RATTANSI

Any suggestions, please contact me: FACEBOOK, www.markteverson.com or markteverson@sohoarts.co.uk

PLEASE DO NOT DO ANY PUBLICITY WITHOUT GOING THROUGH ME & BERWICK STREET COMMUNITY GROUP!!!

PLEASE DO NOT DO ANY PUBLICITY WITHOUT GOING THROUGH ME & BERWICK STREET COMMUNITY GROUP!!!

PLEASE DO NOT DO ANY PUBLICITY WITHOUT GOING THROUGH ME & BERWICK STREET COMMUNITY GROUP!!!

Thanks

Street view of proposed gallery building. The college building to the right is about the size of a large theatre (eg. the Palace Theatre, Cambridge Circus). Notice the separate entrances

*    8th May 2012    The revised web site for Westminster Kingsway College now provides financial information. The body titled ‘Westminster Kingsway College Further Education Corporation’ is quoted to be a charity. However, there is no listing with the Charities Commission as registered, removed or linked.  The land registry administration states it is the duty of the freeholders to provide them with the correct information of the owners and their address. This is not being done

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21st September 2012  West End Extra (local London newspaper) today             

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