Cinema hotel plans to be revealed

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How the hotel might look on Windsor Street, Stratford-upon-Avon. Photo:Mark Williamson.

A PUBLIC exhibition of plans to demolish Stratford-upon-Avon Picturehouse and replace it with a hotel will finally be presented to the public later this week.

An exhibition will take place on Wednesday, 15th August, between 3.30pm and 6.30pm, in the ground floor atrium of 1 Windsor Place on Windsor Street.

The hotel plans — already seen by the Herald — are going on display a little over a year since we first revealed that Igor Kolodotschko, who owns the site on Windsor Street, was working on plans for its redevelopment.

Mr Kolodotschko said: “Picturehouse still have a lease for around a year-and-a-half but we’re in discussions with them.”

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  • RJH

    Minimalist, in an Alcatrazian sort of way 😉

  • bran

    The plans are a complete dead duck as there is no parking and the rules state there has to be enough parking to cater for it.so it will not get built and the cinema will extend its lease.
    The herald seem to have some kind of childish vindictive attitude towards the picture house and its staff. Grow up ffs this paper is getting ridiculous.

    • Stratford Herald

      The owner of the land and buildings has shown us his plans to build a hotel there and we (a newspaper) are reporting on it. What’s ‘childish’ or ‘vindictive’ about that?

      • KJ

        That reads like a somewhat waspy response to bran.
        The elusive person, who actually reads their own comment board at the Herald responds! You seem to only respond to comments that have offended you, thereby doing yourselves no favours.
        Seeing as you are communicating with us today, I would like to propose that the Herald publish a few more articles covering controversial issues that affect local residents, rather than the slightly rose-tinted, visitor-friendly, nothing-bad-happens-here, council-can-barely-put-a-foot-wrong stories that tend to dominate your pages.
        Speak up! Create debate! Risk some criticism from your local readers!
        We have one of the most controversial MPs in the country. He is an endless source of material! Or how about the big wheel and the council’s choice to give a contract to it’s notoriously dubious owners.

        • Stratford Herald

          We already do most of what you’re suggesting we do – buy the Herald once in a while and you’d know that !

          • KJ

            Yoikes! I didn’t expect that!
            It is a shame that you don’t push the boundaries in your publication as much as you do with your latest responses to your readers.
            I wonder if you missed the first part of my previous comment?
            ‘You seem to only respond to comments that have offended you, thereby doing yourselves no favours.’

            I buy the Herald.

          • bran

            The papers a joke ran by bloggers who think they are journalists.
            I swear the herald office spell checker automatically adds controversial when they type planning.

            if they actually looked into Mr Klodotschko’s business dealing’s they would see he is a bit of a dodgy character.

            He has been a director 33 times, resigned 14 times and has been bankrupt 13 times. Very suspect

          • KJ

            I just had a quick look at his business history.
            Mr. Klodotschko seems to think that owning a company with ISIS in its name is a good thing!

          • Spawnofjabba

            Do you know who owns the Herald?

          • KJ

            That’s a very good question!
            I have no idea.

          • Spawnofjabba

            How stupid are you? Sounds like you are agreeing with kJ . But then contradicting yourself by suggesting they don’t buy the paper, when it’s obvious they do.
            Are you on work experience or community service or just hell bent on chastising your readers publicly ?
            Your comments remind me of the current president of the United States .

          • Spawnofjabba

            Could you tell us (your readers) who the family is that has owned the paper for all these years?

    • KJ

      The council don’t seem to count the lack of parking in the town as an issue. An eighty-one room hotel is going to require more parking spaces.
      In the past few years, as the council has collected millions of pounds more from more council tax due to the increase in housing, they spend precisely zero on increasing facilities, such as bins, parking and roads! Here is a quick list of additions to the town in the past ten ish years.
      Three new hotels.(Two Premier Inns, and Hotel du Vin).
      Four thousand ish houses, and more still to be built.
      A growth in visitor numbers.

      And the extra number of parking spaces provided is ??

      • 1jamessmith1

        Some of this windfall could have helped to keep the buses on Baker Ave near me running. A lot of Baker Avenue is retired sorts. Or some of the windfall money could pay for a proper fleet of gritting lorries and grit. Going by last winter it would appear that the only roads that get grit are those with in 500 yards of a School, XXXXX the rest of us. As a result buses don’t run, as it isn’t safe, for other reasons schools close or open part days