LB Hammersmith & Fulham have used legal powers to force action from 80 North End Road Limited on their eponymous vacant four storey Victorian terrace, opposite West Kensington tube station, which was damaged by fire in 2002.
Scaffolding which was put up to support the building following the inferno was only supposed to be in place temporarily while arrangements were made for repair works to begin. Seven years later it is still there.
“Despite receiving two sets of planning permissions to redevelop the site there has been no sign of renovation works beginning”, say the Council. As a result the council has served an enforcement notice to ensure the building is restored.
Councillor Nicholas Botterill, H&F Cabinet Member for Environment, says, we will not allow this building to fester any longer and have started the legal process that will lead to this eyesore being removed.
80 North End Road have until November 6 to bring the building up to an acceptably clean and safe standard.