Council to revamp Hammersmith

Town hall extension to be demolished.

A seven-storey “eyesore” built in the 1960s is being knocked down to make way for a public square. Hammersmith & Fulham council in west London has unveiled plans to demolish its concrete town hall extension — which was voted by amenity groups as the ugliest building in the borough — to create a piazza. This will be the centrepiece of a £100m regeneration of Hammersmith’s King Street shopping -district and will open up views of the art deco façade of the town hall. Cabinet member for strategy councillor Mark Loveday said: “We will be able regenerate the whole of this part of King Street, with a much needed public open space.” The council is tendering a development brief to explore the development potential of the extension, before deciding which, if any, scheme to pursue. The options being considered for the site include — in addition to the public square — more retail, office and housing space and a cinema.

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Sign up now
Already registered?
Sign in
Follow us on:
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter
  • Google +
Horticulture Jobs
More Horticulture Jobs

Are you a landscape supplier?

Horticulture Week Landscape Project Leads

If so, you should be receiving our new service for Horticulture Week subscribers delivering landscape project leads from live, approved, planning applications across the UK.