Green Light for Hammersmith Palais Plan

Redevelopment will create student units and leisure space

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Developers London and Regional have been given the go ahead to redevelop the site of the Hammersmith Palais in Shepherd's Bush Road.

The plan, approved at a council planning committee meeting, is to create accommodation for 418 students in a building rising from five to ten storeys with leisure space on the gound and basement levels which could provide facilities such as a dance hall, fitness club, bowling alley or cinema.

Previous plans for 429 student units were refused on the grounds that the scheme would have a harmful impact on the character and appearance of Hammersmith Broadway conservation area.

The new plans have been designed by top architects Make. The company's Justin Nicholls sent out a tweet celebrating the decision, saying: " I'm excited to have gained planning permission on behalf of London & Regional for student housing on the former Hammersmith Palais site."



February 16, 2011