Second Imperial Wharf Coming to Hammersmith Embankment?

Residents attend planning weekend organised by scheme architects

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Local residents were invited to participate in planning the future of Hammersmith Embankment at a Community Planning Weekend that took place on Friday, November 26 and Saturday November, 27.

The event was being organised by John Thompson and Partners, architects acting for St George, the company which recently bought the vacant land on Hammersmith Embankment, off Fulham Palace Road.

St George, which has already built a string of riverside developments including Fulham's Imperial Wharf and Battersea Reach by Wandsworth Bridge Road, reportedly paid over £80 million for the 7.25 acre site.

The site already has planning permission for a mixed use development and last month St George chairman Greg Fry, Chairman of St George, said: "We are pleased to acquire this site as part of our portfolio of future regeneration projects in London. Our vision is to create a vibrant, mixed use community, commensurate with this strategic riverside location. We look forward to working with the Local Authority and other stakeholders to bring this exciting regeneration opportunity to fruition.”

At a recent Community Planning Weekend participants had the chance to take part in topic workshops, walkabouts and hands-on planning groups to explore local and site specific issues and possible solutions. Following the event the design team, led by JTP, will analyse and summarise the outcomes and develop an illustrated Vision and indicative masterplan which will be reported back to the local community at 7.30pm on Wednesday 8th December at Melcombe Primary School, Colwith Road entrance, London W6 9ER.

 

November 30, 2010