Abercorn Investments have had plans approved for alterations at Abercorn House, a Hammersmith town centre hostel originally designed to provide housing for nurses.
The plans for the refurbishment and extension of the building, designed by Fraser Brown Mackenna Architects, involve internal alterations, providing en-suite accommodation throughout, and improvements to the brick façade along Bute Gardens. Abercorn House lies within the Brook Green Conservation Area.
The most significant changes are at the rear of the building. A new glazed roof and wall will enclose the existing courtyard, providing space for a new café at the heart of the accommodation. New cladding to the courtyard and the east elevation, including new windows, will update and improve the façade.