News: 25 February 2019New mixed-use civic hub approved for Hammersmith Town Hall site

Transformational plans, which will see the creation of a civic hub at Hammersmith Town Hall along with the building of a new mixed-use scheme, have been resolved to approve by the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham Council.

The proposal, which also incorporates the refurbishment and extension of the Grade II listed Town Hall is a joint venture between A2 Dominion and the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham.

Four new buildings reaching eight-storeys in height will made-up of 204 residential units (including 50% affordable), office space, affordable workspace, retail/restaurant units, cinema and a public plaza will feature within the new development. They will sit on land that is currently occupied by the1970s Town Hall extension, the Quaker Meeting House (who will be relocating), Register Office, 181-187 King Street and former Cineworld.

Our team provided town planning advice including the submission of the planning and listed building consent applications.

Planning Director, Victoria Bullock said: “The proposals will see the demolition of the ugly and locally derived 1970’s Town Hall Extension. In its place will be a new civic square which reinstates views of the Grade II Town Hall from King Street.

“The civic function of the Town Hall will be secured in the long-term through sensitive refurbishment of the existing building and a new roof extension that can accommodate the modern working requirements of the Council. Hammersmith’s new civic hub will be supported by a genuinely mixed-use development that will create a buzz of activity during the day and into the evening with the much sought-after cinema and footfall created by new residents.”

Image: Rogers Stirk Harbour and Partners

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