This is a chance to discuss the future of Hammersmith Town Centre. Earlier this year HammersmithLondon, the BID, held an ideas competition as part of the 2016 London Festival of Architecture. Working with West London Link Design they invited artists, visionaries, designers and architects to redesign Hammersmith Town Centre.
The competition attracted dozens of entries, which inclued a tidal walkway illuminating the town, an Imagine Hammersmith Urban Festival, a Hammersmith bee hive and accompanying local produce store, a new piazza by St Paul’s Green and the creation of a new art district.
Judges decided that Oliver Joyce’s idea to close the flyover on Sundays and host a public market captured the essence of the competition. In his entry he placed fold away stalls in the structure’s central crash barrier, which was introduced following the improvement works in 2012, and would be used every Sunday for a public market.
Mr Joyce was a joint winner alongside Allan Baird, who proposed that Charing Cross Hospital relocate to the central Hammersmith Broadway island, so it could incorporate offices, flats, retail and a new look public transport hub. The judges were particularly impressed with the way Mr Baird’s entry ‘shaped public services and the town centre in a way that put community at the heart.’
The winners will talk about their ideas at this seminar, along with speakers from the BID, other town centre stakeholders, and the firm of masterplanners hired by the BID to do a study of the town centre, and suggest further ideas.
All of this is designed to help Hammersmith town centre be a better place to live, work, and play.
This event is free to attend for qualifying people - but numbers are limited. Fill in this form to apply for your place.
from Hammersmith BID, West London Link, Imagine Hammersmith winners Allan Baird and Oliver Joyce, and the Leader of Hammersmith & Fulham Council, Cllr Stephen Cowan.
4pm Business Workshop - the future of Hammersmith - led by council appointed masterplanners, Grimshaws.