£9m Transformation for Sikh Temple In Smethwick, UK

May 29, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Global Sikh News


A landmark Smethwick temple is in line for a £9 million expansion, taking over land where the town’s cinema once stood. The Guru Nanak Gurdwara in High Street is one of the oldest temples in the country, and the project will see it almost double in size, with an 800-seater dining room, a wedding hall, a lecture theatre and classrooms.

There will also be living accommodation for around four priests, along with a roof garden. The Prince’s Cinema was pulled down last year, leaving a gaping hole in the skyline along the High Street.