King Street Regeneration, W6 London, UK
The redevelopment of King Street will create a new civic and community heart for Hammersmith. The design is based on a series of high quality urban spaces - a square, a street, a footbridge and a park - which will create a new piece of the city that will deliver, through sustainable development, a well-connected public realm to generate long-term social, economic and environmental benefits.
Central to the development is a new public square framed by the listed Town Hall to the south, and new buildings to the east and west comprising cafés, restaurants, offices and residential blocks.
The development will provide 320 private homes; pedestrian access to the river, a civic office building and 3,600m² of retail, cafés and restaurants. This public realm creates a sense of place and identity for Hammersmith, and will act as a catalyst for wider regeneration of the area. Integral to the design is the new footbridge, accessed via a sloped pedestrian walkway to the west of the Town Hall. The walkway passes the new energy-efficient civic office complex, located at the heart of the development, and the residential blocks arranged around private landscaped courtyards. It is set back from the Town Hall to reveal new views of the listed building and connect to the new bridge crossing the busy A4. This directly links Hammersmith town centre to the historic waterfront and to a re-landscaped park terracing down to the river.
- King Street Developments Hammersmith Ltd