A public consultation will open tomorrow (Thursday 9th November) on the proposals to redevelop Hammersmith Town Hall on King Street and build a new cinema. There are also plans to regenerate the street’s immediate vicinity.
The regeneration includes a new public square in front on the town hall, affordable housing and office space, and an arts quarter with restaurants, shops and cafes.
The council’s new development partner is A2 Dominion, a not-for-profit housing provider. The London based architecture firm, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, has been commissioned to design a new scheme.
Councillor Stephen Cowan, Leader of Hammersmith and Fulham Council, said: “In the summer, I set up the new independent Residents’ Town Hall Development Commission. It’s made up of local people who have long campaigned against or taken an active interest in the different, previous Town Hall schemes.
“They are now working at pace alongside the Town Hall Project Team. We all hope to deliver a new scheme that will make Hammersmith proud.”
There will be a second public consultation on Saturday 11th November from 10am to 2pm. Both are taking place in the Hammersmith Town Hall.
Mr Cowan went on to say: “I also want to make sure that we hear your views early on in this scheme’s progress. If you would like to see the initial designs, please come to one of our consultation events at Hammersmith Town Hall.”
There will be additional consultations in early December. To register interest, go to NewTownHallScheme@lbhf.gov.uk or call 020 8753 5892 and leave your details.
The council hopes to submit a planning application in the new year, and if granted, construction could begin in the summer of 2018.