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Glenthorne Road Hotel

Glenthorne Road Hotel Proposal

We've been keeping an eye on the plans to redevelop the parade of shops that many will know as 'The Fireplace Shop' at the western end of Glenthorne Road, seen in the background of adjacent photo, before it closed a couple of ...
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thumbnail of Do We Need To Think Differently

Taking a View – Do We Need To Think Differently…?

Under the banner “Taking a View”,  from time to time, we're pleased to publish articles by members on a subject of their choice, which they believe will be interesting to the wider membership. By way of introduction to this new set of ...
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/ Taking a View
Pedestal concrete infill

Hammersmith Bridge update

It's been a relatively quiet six months at the bridge since we last reported on it.  LBHF announced the award of a 9-month stabilisation contract to deal with cracks in the cast-iron pedestals, at a cost of £8.9m, and there's been some ...
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C9 bus lane removal, delays & pollution

Cycleway 9 update

The temporary cycle path or Safer Cycle Pathway as the council denotes it, is not without controversy.  At the extremes, Cycle Twitterati heap praise on the council for going though with it, and at the other end of the scale, there are ...
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Palladium and Dorsett Hotel

The Lawn on Shepherds Bush Green

Over the recent years we have seen the transformation of the buildings alongside The Lawn, the original name of the road on the west side of Shepherds Bush Green: the reconstruction of the site where the post office used to be will ...
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West London Magistrates 2021_03561_FUL

West London Magistrate’s Court redevelopment – Update

The third iteration of this project has been submitted to council planners for approval under ref 2021/03561/FUL. After the closure of the courts in 2017, the usual procedure of retaining the site in public ownership to provide facilities for public benefit was ...
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Royal Masonic Hospital - site extents [Savills]

Royal Masonic Hospital

The former Royal Masonic Hospital site, recently marketed by Savills as “a landmark development opportunity”, is currently under offer.  Sitting in a conservation area, surrounded by listed housing and overlooking Ravenscourt Park, the Grade II* hospital building and its later additions occupy ...
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Olympia Panorama

Olympia update

Anyone living near Olympia will be all too aware of the scale of the building works going on. When we first looked at the plans in late 2017,  we couldn't envisage the true scale of the project.  At that time, the visualisations ...
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Aerial view / map of 245 Hammersmith Road

Heat and buildings strategy – Building back greener

We mentioned the government's long-awaited Heat and buildings strategy in the article about Zero carbon homes a couple of months ago. Now published ahead of COP26, the direction of travel is a little clearer. Here we summarise what it says, looking at ...
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Melanie Whitlock

Farewell To Melanie Whitlock

Our vice-chair, Melanie Whitlock and her family have recently decided to move to Edinburgh after living in Hammersmith for a long time, Melanie has been a stalwart of the Society for at least 38 years. She has been on the committee since ...
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/ News, Society/Awards
2021Awards Evening and AGM

2021 Awards Evening and AGM

We were pleased to announce our 2021 Awards at the AGM at Riverside Studios on Wednesday 29th September, introduced by committee member Derrick Wright and presented by our patron, Cllr P J Murphy, Mayor of Hammersmith & Fulham. The large number of ...
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Bridge pedestal grit blasted

Hammersmith Bridge update

The bridge reopened on the 17th July to some small fanfare. This was after the council's appointed engineers had blast cleaned the cast iron pedestals so that they could be fully examined for cracks, and the case for continued safe operation could ...
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E-scooter trial, King St

Cycleway CW9 and E-Scooter Trial

Over the last year or so, we've been participating in the Council's resident-led  Cycling & Walking Commission, via our membership secretary, along with residents including representatives of one or two affected resident's associations, such as affiliates SPRA & SBRA. Due to the ...
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OPDC local plan

Old Oak & Park Royal Local Plan

A further consultation stage ended on 5 July. This was made necessary because the Car Giant section of the OPDC area was ruled to be "undevelopable" for the duration of the Plan (as a result of no agreement with Car Giant) - ...
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/ Local Plan, News, OPDC, Transport/TfL
BrianThome

A Practical Zero-Carbon Home

Zero carbon homes are very much on-topic with the COP26 summit approaching in November, but to date rather more discussion has been around standards for newbuilds, downplaying the fact that by most measures 70-80% of the planned "net zero homes of 2050" ...
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HS2 Construction [shepherdsbushw12.com]

HS2 – Muddled Thinking?

If you saw the HS2 story on last week's Newsnight, you might be surprised at how so much money has been spent, and how much digging done, including in this borough with parts of Wormwood Scrubs being churned up to break ground ...
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