An exhibition of the plans for the site of the Hammersmith Town Hall extension will take place in October.
The seven-storey 1960s concrete Town Hall extension has been voted the ugliest building in the Borough, and Hammersmith & Fulham Council is seeking regenerate the western end of King Street by replacing it with a new building to the side of the original town hall, creating a new public square next to King Street where the present extension sits.
The public square will open up views of the art deco façade of the original Town Hall. A competition to select a design for the public square has begun and a shortlist of three architects have until October 14 to submit their entries.
A public exhibition of the short-listed plans for this project will take place from October 15-17 at Hammersmith Town Hall. Then each of the short-listed designs will go before a public square design panel, which will recommend a preferred architect and approach to the council.
The councils development partner Grainger/Helical Bar has set up King Street Developments (Hammersmith) Ltd, to deliver the project. A planning application is expected in summer 2010.