Muslim billionaire Asif Aziz has won permission from the local council to turn a famous London landmark into a giant, 3-story “super mosque.”
Reports say the mosque may be named ‘Piccadilly Prayer Space’ and could open as early as October.
The London Trocadero first opened its doors in 1865 as a restaurant.
Now, 150 years later, the London landmark is set to become a super mosque.
The Sun reported:
A MUSLIM billionaire has won permission to turn a major London landmark into a mosque.
Mega-rich Asif Aziz, 56, known as Mr. West End, will take over the Trocadero in the center of the capital.
He had applied to build a 1,000-person capacity mosque, but plans were withdrawn because of backlash from residents.
But now Westminster Council has approved a three-story mosque for 390 worshippers, reports the Mail on Sunday.
It’s thought it will be called ‘Piccadilly Prayer Space’ and could be open within months.
A council spokesperson said:
“A planning application by the Aziz Foundation to convert a part of the London Trocadero was approved by the council’s planning committee in May 2023.”
The Trocadero, between Picadilly Circus and Soho, opened in 1896 as a restaurant – but it closed in 1965.