Grainger/Helical Bar scheme beats off stiff competition for King Street site in West London

Sheppard Robson has beaten Wilkinson Eyre and Barton Wilmore to the £100m redevelopment of King Street, Hammersmith.

A consortium led by Grainger and Helical Bar was named as the preferred development team for the town hall site in West London.

The architects’ plan involves recreating a public square around the Grade II listed town hall, providing a mixed-use development with 290 new homes, shops and offices, and building a new bridge across the A4 connecting King Street to the river Thames.

Councillor Mark Loveday, Hammersmith and Fulham cabinet member for strategy, said: “This is a vital project for Hammersmith and it must be of the highest quality. Too many of these schemes in the past looked tired almost before they were completed. I want future generations to be proud of the town hall and after months of detailed analysis the proposals from Grainger/Helical Bar were clearly the outstanding choice."