Hammersmith & Fulham Council has welcomed a new £275million office and retail development set to attract up to 2,500 new jobs.
The building in 245 Hammersmith Road, Hammersmith, will be 12 storeys tall with space for restaurants, a cafe and a new plaza with grass and trees. Demolition of the existing building has recently begun at the site.
“I’m delighted by this boost for business in Hammersmith and by the developer’s commitment to provide work for local residents and firms,” said Cllr Ben Coleman, H&F Cabinet Member for Commercial Revenue and Resident Satisfaction, during his visit to the site last week. “We’ll also be working hard to minimise any disruption for residents.”
This development, by Legal & General and Mitsubishi, fits with H&F Council’s wider vision for the borough by working with local businesses to help boost the local economy.
As part of the planning agreement with the council, the developers will be offering training and employment on site to local residents, which will in turn directly benefit the borough’s economy.
“245 Hammersmith Road will set a new standard for the area, creating a modern collaborative working environment, a new green space and restaurants and cafes,” said Simon Wilkes, Head of Business Space Development at Legal & General Property.
“All this will benefit Hammersmith and further drive interest in this prominent part of London.”