Hammersmith regeneration area

Information about the regeneration of Hammersmith town centre.

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Computer generated image of Hammersmith town centre

We are determined to work with local residents and businesses to improve the experience of living, working and visiting Hammersmith town centre.

The town centre is a key contributor to the economy of west London, representing one of west London’s most important commercial centres as well as the primary retail destination for many of the borough’s residents. It is also an important centre for arts, entertainment and public administration.

Hammersmith town centre

In recent years there has been growing interest in development opportunities in the town centre. Substantial developments are now complete at Hammersmith Grove, Sovereign Court and 245 Hammersmith Road, together with the Civic Campus scheme on King Street which is nearing completion.

There has also been significant investment in the public open spaces that has resulted in the provision of St Paul’s Green and Lyric Square. We are keen to build on the success of this recent investment and continue regenerating parts of the town centre.

Flyunder project and Hammersmith Gyratory

Over the last few years we have been working with Transport for London (TfL) to develop options to remove the Hammersmith Flyover and replace it with a flyunder tunnel. It could provide considerable benefits in reconnecting the town centre to the river and greatly improve the environment in the town centre.

There is also an option to replace the gyratory with two way traffic, which would provide the opportunity to create a new area of open space on one side of the gyratory. With the assistance of TfL we will continue to run a number of models to see if this is a viable option for the town centre.

Hammersmith town centre masterplan and residents’ working party (HRWP)

To provide an opportunity to help shape the future of Hammersmith, in 2015 the Hammersmith residents’ working party (HRWP) was set up by the council.

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The Hammersmith residents’ working party (HRWP) with the Mayor of H&F, Cllr Daryl Brown

A group of 25 residents from central Hammersmith and surrounding areas were invited to join this working party to act as an advisory body to support the creation of a resident led vision and masterplan for Hammersmith town centre. In 2016 Grimshaw Architects were commissioned to develop the masterplan alongside input from members of the HRWP.

Throughout preparation of the masterplan, Grimshaw’s and the council worked closely with members of the HRWP through hosting a series of workshops and events. Alongside input from the HRWP, a number of other key stakeholders were involved in the process.

The HRWP were integral to creating the masterplan and their involvement in this process has provided great insight and a strong community led vision for the future of Hammersmith.

The masterplan was completed in 2019.

Read the Hammersmith town centre vision statement (pdf 6.1MB)

Read the Hammersmith town centre masterplan 2019 (pdf 72MB) 

Hammersmith town centre Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)

Based on the residents led vision and proposals in the masterplan, a draft Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) has been prepared and is now out for public consultation.

To have your say in the public consultation for the Hammersmith Town Centre SPD please visit our page about the future of Hammersmith town centre.

Further information

If you have any questions regarding Hammersmith town centre, email localplan@lbhf.gov.uk

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