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Avonmore Consultation - Feedback

Avonmore Consultation – Residents Poll

As advertised in our diary and mentioned in recent news, the council consulted on its proposals for a new Avonmore Primary School in the first week of October via three events: two in-person at the current school in Avonmore Road, and one ...

Hammersmith Weekly

Today we announce Hammersmith Weekly, an email containing a roundup of news focussed on our shared interest in the built and natural environment in Hammersmith. Responding to feedback from our continuous member survey and the related AGM announcement to no longer print ...
/ Consultations, News, Society/Awards

Hammersmith Bridge update

You'll probably have noticed a drilling rig in the river adjacent to the bridge in recent weeks. We understand that in addition to geotechnical bores through the main piers, the rig is in the river to drill bores to investigate the riverbed ...
H&F wheelie bins

Wheelie Bins

Members have been writing to us about council plans for wheelie bins in some areas, though parts of the borough already have them from a pilot scheme. Our interest is to ensure that they don't damage the streetscape and the wider environment ...

Taking a View – Being careful what you wish for

In the 'dog days of summer', our chairman took a look through his inheritance of exhibition materials and development proposals, and wondered just how much development proposals improve during second and possibly later iterations after being rejected or otherwise failing at the ...
/ Major Developments, Taking a View
2023 AGM

2023 Awards Evening and AGM

(AGM Photos: Franco Chen. Click for full-size versions) We were delighted to announce our 2023 Awards at the AGM at 245 Hammersmith Road on Thursday 29th June, with the Awards introduced by vice-chairman Richard Winterton and kindly presented by our guest speaker ...
Collision rate involving pedal cycles King Street (C9 route only)

A Permanent Cycleway 9

The council's short-notice decision to make C9 permanent was reported in HammersmithToday in March. That would be less significant if the January to June Key Decisions List had mentioned it, or if the cycle and walking commission had been in the ...
Furnivall Gardens aerial

Taking a View – Hammersmith Avenue

In this article, our member Dr. Alex Reid revisits the work done on the original Flyunder proposal, and in recognition of the times we live in, looks at how the essence of it could be reworked into a vision for the 2020's, ...
St Georges Day AQ

Air Quality in Hammersmith, Part 1 – Can the CAN?

As an off-beat way to mark the half-century since that iconic song Can the CAN topped the charts in June 1973, LBHF has sponsored air quality monitors that were installed on roadsides near a number of primary schools, and on the C9 ...
/ Air Quality & Climate, Council, News

Royal Masonic Hospital – update

Ideas for the development of the Ravenscourt Park Hospital campus are beginning to emerge from the new owners Telereal Trillium with their architects SPPARC Studio. There's an interesting 'information pack' with historic photos and maps on their project website; here we include ...
West London College - Docomomo UK

Taking a View – West London College

In this article, our president, Professor Hans Haenlein, updates us on an issue close to his heart: Hammersmith & West London College, both from an architectural but as importantly, a topical Further Education point of view, tracing its origins back to the ...
Olympia March 2023 - behind the façade of the Emberton House school and hotel (formerly the multi storey car park)

Olympia update

On a brisk March morning, we looked at the new West Hall music venue, the most advanced of the structures being built at Olympia, and viewed some of the rest of the site. As you can see, it's still a major construction ...
Shepherds Bush Market proposal, from Goldhawk Road

Shepherd’s Bush Market redevelopment

Property company Yoo Capital, who are currently undertaking the ambitious expansion of Olympia, bought Shepherds Bush Market in 2020.  Over recent months we've advertised and attended a number of public consultations, revealing plans for the area. These include (i) the redevelopment of the ...
Bridge - double decker cutaway

Hammersmith Bridge update

In the last week there have been well-publicised consultation meetings either side of the river, covering the repair and refurbishment of the bridge together with proposed Foster/COWI temporary bridge. Below are photos of the models of the proposals, but there's one further ...
PlaceLab1 - 15 minute city

Old Oak West ‘Placelab’

We attended the first Placelab session held next to the North Acton gyratory at Gypsy Corner, to help shape plans for Old Oak West.  Representing our affiliate Old Oak Neighbourhood Forum, Henry Peterson was there, as were a good cross-section of neighbours ...
Earls Court model looking SW

Earls Court: master-plan revealed

Earls Court is one of those projects that keeps on giving. We wrote about the shenanigans surrounding former owners CAPCO at the hand of a well-known former prime minister, while reviewing 25 years of property development in one of our 2021 lockdown ...