Eleven organisations have registered an interest in acquiring Fulham Town Hall.
The Grade Two Listed property was put on the market buy owners LB Hammersmith & Fulham in May. The majority of prospective purchaser bidders are said to be considering a combination of mixed use schemes including hotel, retailing and residential uses.
Built in 1888, Fulham Town Hall is one of eight buildings across the borough that H&F Council is selling in order to reduce its historic £133 million debt burden, which it says is costing taxpayers around £5 million a year in interest payments.
The council and their agents Lambert Smith Hampton will now select a shortlist who will be invited to present detailed submissions prior to the selection of a preferred bidder, probably in December.
Recently, Fulham Town Hall has been home to parking attendants, housing officers, cemeteries staff and registrars. However, its marble staircases, treble domed vaulted ceilings, carved oak doors and period chandeliers mark it out as perfect for a boutique hotel, says the council.