Leader of Hammersmith & Fulham Council joins our Future High Streets debate with RSH+P

CGI of Hammersmith & Fulham Town Hall, re-modelled as part of a full 'civic campus' project (Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners)

Councillor Stephen Cowan, Leader of Hammersmith and Fulham Council will speak at our first 'High Streets and City Centres' debate this week.

He has been the borough's leader since 2014 when he set up a commission to review how to make Hammersmith and Fulham the best place for business in the EU. Stephen also set up a ground-breaking industrial strategy with Imperial College London designed to make his borough a global hotspot in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and creative industries.

He is joined by Mark Rintoul, Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners' Project Architect for Hammersmith and Fulham's new Civic Campus, which replaces the existing Hammersmith and Fulham Town Hall extension and adjacent large cinema site, located at the West of King Street in Hammersmith's town centre.

RSHP describes the scheme as 'ruthlessly inclusive' and 'zero harm' stating that it will breathe new life into the King Street area and reinvent the concept of the Town Hall to make it exciting and relevant for the people it serves.

The mixed-use development, including a contemporary intervention to the existing Grade 11-listed Town Hall building, creates a a community hub with flexible offic