HAMMERSMITH & FULHAM

    A new civic and community heart for Hammersmith & Fulham

    Client:
    LB Hammersmith and Fulham
    Duration:
    2018 – onwards

    204

    New homes

    52%

    Affordable housing

    1,000

    Decanted over 1,000 members of staff

    Leisure

    New four-screen cinema, shops, cafés and restaurants

    Project Objective

    The West King Street Renewal scheme, which was designed by world-renowned architects Rogers Stirk Harbour and Partners and will deliver:

    • 204 new homes (52% of which will be affordable housing for local residents)

    • New B1 office and start-up space.

    • A new four-screen cinema, shops, cafés and restaurants.

    • A new public square and improved public realm.

    • A new fit-for-purpose, inclusively designed office accommodation for the Council through an extension and full refurbishment of the existing Grade II listed Hammersmith Town Hall

    Hammersmith & Fulham Town Hall Renewal
    West King Street Renewal. © Inner Circle Consulting
    Hammersmith & Fulham Town Hall Renewal
    West King Street Renewal. © Inner Circle Consulting

    Summary/Overview

    • Following failed private sector-led attempts since 2008, Hammersmith and Fulham Council had developed exciting proposals for The West King Street Renewal in partnership with A2Dominion Housing Association, which were also well supported by the local community. 
    • However, the council had been unable to take the project forward due to a shortage of internal capacity and capability.
    • The work included the huge task of decanting over 1,000 members of staff from the existing town hall and town hall extension to alternative office accommodation, so the scheme could be delivered within agreed timescales.
    Hammersmith & Fulham Town Hall Renewal
    West King Street Renewal. © Inner Circle Consulting
    Hammersmith & Fulham Town Hall Renewal
    West King Street Renewal. © Inner Circle Consulting
    Hammersmith & Fulham Town Hall Renewal
    West King Street Renewal. © Inner Circle Consulting

    Project Impact

    • We became involved in the project September 2018. By the end of that year we had corralled the available information into an Outline Business Case that secured executive approval for the scheme to proceed.

    • Work began immediately to plan for the decant of the existing office and this began in July 2019 and complete in September. During that time over 1,000 members of staff and members would have been moved; allowing the new build project to proceed at pace.

    • We secured planning permission and listed building consent in spring 2019 and demolition/construction works are due to start in late 2019 following the decant.

    Hammersmith & Fulham Town Hall Renewal
    CGI at street level of the new development. © PRP architects.

    “The Civic Campus Project enables Hammersmith and Fulham Council to create a new civic area within west King Street. It will transform the way that residents interact with the Council and with this space, and has already begun to transform the way the Council works. The final scheme will modernise the ways in which the Council can carry out its business, providing efficiency savings and a building which is fit for purpose, not just now, but for the future.”

    David Burns, Assistant Director for Growth, Hammersmith & Fulham Council

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