Fulham Town Hall to be boutique hotel?

Hammersmith & Fulham Council has been working on plans to sell Fulham Town Hall for development into a “boutique hotel”.

The decision to sell the Town Hall, along with a bundle of other underused buildings, was taken earlier in the year. Now the council has announced it has been working on plans to convert it to hote use with architect HawkinsBrown. The building, built in 1888 will be  marketed to prospective buyers from Saturday, May 7.

HawkinsBrown have now drawn up early proposals that could see the building transformed into a boutique hotel. These proposals show there may also be the potential to retain the chamber and halls for some public use. The Council has already received several expressions of interest, but they say they are committed to retaining the Grade II Listed town hall’s heritage and historical identity.

Cllr Nick Botterill, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Environment, said: “We want to see the building itself brought back to life as part of the biggest regeneration of the area since the Broadway development.”

Hawkins Brown have experience of the conversion and refurbishment of many Town Halls in London including that of the Grade II listed Stoke Newington Town Hall which has received several design and conservation awards. 

A formal marketing exercise, led by commercial property consultants, Lambert Smith Hampton has now begun. Prospective purchasers are asked to contact Peter Day on 020 7198 2341 or pday@lsh.co.uk or James Sharman on 020 7198 2308 jsharman@lsh.co.uk, and to express interest by June 30.

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