Ardmore appointed to deliver landmark Town Hall and Civic Campus for Hammersmith & Fulham
Hammersmith Town Hall's historic murals - by Alfred Daniels - which will be retained as part of the restoration and development plan by the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham (Image credit: LBHF RBKC Locations Hub)
Future Cities Forum is discussing the creation of new districts this week in its ongoing series. We are continuing to look at the creation of the new Civic Campus around the re-development of Hammersmith Town Hall and we are delighted that Leader of the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham, Cllr Stephen Cowan, will be joining us.
The latest news in this development is that Ardmore has been appointed by the Council and their JV partners A2Dominion, as their delivery partner for the campus, a major new mixed-use development in West London.
Construction has already begun on the £155 million main contract, which will see Ardmore refurbish and extend the existing Grade II-listed Town Hall building to provide over 15,000 square meters of state of the art office and public space, alongside delivering 204 new homes and over 10,000 square meters of commercial space.
The refurbishment of the existing Town Hall is at the heart of the Civic Campus scheme. Alongside the sensitive interventions to existing heritage elements, Ardmore is creating an additional 4,500 square meter internal area within a contemporary three-storey 'Glass Box' extension.
Comprising 1,300 tonnes of structural steel, the new 'Glass Box' sits above the existing Town Hall, supported on a series of 15-metre-high stilts that punch down through the existing building and courtyard, bridging over a major sewer that runs beneath the building. The newly enclosed courtyard, provides additional internal space for a new glazed scenic lift and link bridges, opening up the existing building and providing new connections.
As well as incorporating cutting-edge environmental technology, the Civic Campus is set to become one of the most accessible series of buildings anywhere in the world. Building on the extensive engagement carried out through early project stages with local stakeholders like the independent Disabled People's Commission, Ardmore's team will apply their delivery expertise to ensure the development provides a world-class accessibility offer.