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Hunt begins for Hammersmith masterplanner

West London
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The London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham is on the lookout for a team to re-masterplan Hammersmith town centre

The winning team will deliver an urban design strategy and illustrative masterplan for the district which is poised for large scale regeneration.

According to the contract notice: ‘The commission will entail a masterplanning exercise to establish a spatial vision for the Hammersmith Town Centre Regeneration Area, options for delivery of identified growth requirements, and the design principles and strategic objectives and policies that will need to be put in place to shape and support future development.’

The local authority has identified the potential for 2,800 new homes and 10,000 new jobs in its local plan for the town centre.

Priorities for the area include improving Kings Mall, encouraging independent and specialist shops, delivering modernised office blocks and promoting arts and leisure uses.

New cycle and pedestrian connections to the River Thames, high quality public spaces and a two-way traffic system to replace the area’s gyratory are also proposed.

Ambitious plans to replace Hammersmith’s A4 flyover (pictured) with a new ‘flyunder’ – floated by Halcrow and local firms Assael and Hugh Broughton Architects two years go – must also be reflected in the masterplan.

According to the brief, both a medium-term vision which does not preclude the flyunder being built and long-term plans for the flyover’s eventual removal will be required.

Up to five teams will be shortlisted for the contract and the deadline for applications is 11 March.

How to apply

View the contract notice for more information

Contact details

JACKIE SIMKINS
London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham
Town Hall Extension
King Street
Hammersmith
LONDON
W6 9JU

Email: jackie.simkins@lbhf.gov.uk

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