|Plans for New King Street Square Revealed|
But scheme is attacked by MP Andy Slaughter
Plans for a new square which would replace the town hall extension in King Street have been revealed by King Street Developments (KSD) Limited, a company set up by Grainger and Helical Bar to work with the council on its regeneration scheme.
The town hall extension, built in the 60s, has been voted the ugliest building in the borough and the plan is to demolish it and create a public square surrounded by shops, restaurants, offices and new homes. There is also a proposal to build a footbridge over the A4, linking the town centre with Furnivall Gardens and the riverside.
The plan however has already run into controversy, with Hammersmith's Labour MP Andy Slaughter furious that none of the 320 proposed new flats is to be affordable. HE told the Hammersmith and Fulham Chronicle: " It's absolutely criminal on a town centre scheme of this size there will be no affordable housing. They need to go back to square one."
KSD is expected to submit a planning application to the council in the summer. At that stage a formal consultation with residents would begin before the council’s planning committee considered the application.
In the meantime you can view the plan and express your opinion at an information event in Lyric Square on Saturday June 12 from 10am till 4pm.