King Street plans go on show

A2Dominion are to show revised plans for their King Street regeneration scheme, which includes the delivery of replacement civic facilities, following the demolition of the present town hall extension.

The proposals, designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, also include a new cinema and affordable homes. The plans will be on show as the fourth round of consultation on Friday 7 December, and Saturday 8 December, 2018.

“We want to make Hammersmith proud by breathing new life into the western end of King Street,” said Cllr Stephen Cowan, Leader of Hammersmith & Fulham Council.

“The new cinema and our new genuinely affordable homes will help create a truly exciting new neighbourhood.”

The proposals involve the demolition of the Town Hall extension – once voted the ugliest building in the borough – and deiver a new four-screen cinema, with room for cafes, shops and restaurants; 204 new homes of which 52 per cent will be affordable; a new public rooftop bar and restaurant; new community art and event spaces; affordable, flexible office spaces for start-up businesses as well as a new office block for commercial rent;  and public space in front of the restored Town Hall for performances and events.

The new civic campus will allow the council to cut building maintenance and rental costs. And by opening the Town Hall to the public, local start-up businesses and partner agencies, it will support their mission to modernise the council’s culture and deliver the best public services.

Some of the changes since the last set of proposals were exhibited earlier in 2018 include a reduction in the height of the town hall roof extension by one storey; and the addition of new winter gardens on the new homes facing King Street and the A4.

A planning decision is expected in early 2019, with deomition work beginning in summer 2019, and construction work in 2020.