Freedom Church is delighted to have agreed terms with C. Le Masurier Limited, for the purchase of the former Odeon cinema building for £1 million. It will become known as Freedom Centre.
Since the 1950’s the building, in the heart of St Helier, has been a focus for the community. Freedom Church has announced its plans to renovate and refurbish the property for community use.
Tim Bond, one of the Pastors and spokesperson for Freedom Church Leadership team, says: 'Our vision is to re-generate and transform the landmark building that will be known as Freedom Centre, back into a facility for our Island community. It will once again become a hive of activity, with thousands of people coming through the doors every week. It will become a Community Centre, opposite the new town park, where people can gather and connect. This is a very important step towards our goal of operating at the heart of our Island community.'
The Leadership of Freedom Church are grateful to the Executive Directors and the Board of Le Masurier who have been sympathetic to their desire to return the former Odeon building into a centre for use by the community.
In June 2009 Le Masurier presented their substantial regeneration proposals for the North of Town through redevelopment of property on Bath Street and Rue de Funchal, including a proposal to delist and demolish the former Odeon cinema building.