Scheme including 17 storey tower to be completed by end of next year
Artist's impression of development (looking south east) Picture: St George West
A huge development in Hammersmith town centre with more than 400 homes is now due for completion in late 2021 – eight years after it had planning permission.
It replaces the Kings Mall car park which was demolished in 2016 following a 2013 planning permission to build one huge building with sections ranging from 14 to 17 storeys tall.
The giant block stretches from west to east, along Glenthorne Road and the north side of the Piccadilly and District Line train tracks.
It will have a total of 418 flats, including 124 (30 per cent) that will be available at affordable “rents”. A new car park with 700 vehicle spaces will also be included, whereas the old scheme had 950 spaces.
The development was brought before Hammersmith and Fulham’s Planning Committee on June 2, which took place online.
The committee considered a request from developer St George West London, a branch of Berkeley Group, to amend a contractual agreement regarding how many homes it will be able to sell to private buyers before the “affordable” rent homes have been completed.
As part of the original planning permission, the council was due to receive £6.85 million from St George as part of a section 106 agreement, in addition to the company agreeing to include the “affordable” housing.
In changes that were agreed by the planning committee, the developer will pay the council an additional £135,000.
Half of the development, on the east side, is nearing completion by September 2020. Other blocks to the west side are set for completion in November 2021.
In 2014 the developer also submitted a follow-up application to make small alterations to the appearance of the building, including to its balconies, cladding, windows and internal courtyards.
Owen Sheppard - Local Democracy Reporter
June 9, 2020