Plans to Revive Old Laundry Site Given Green Light

Site next to Shepherd's Bush Market to become temporary community hub



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Proposals to create a temporary community hub in the Old Laundry Site at Shepherd's Bush Market have been given the go ahead by Hammersmith and Fulham Council.

The scheme, planned by developers U+I plc will use existing containers on site for affordable co-working space to be made available to local start-ups, small businesses and arts groups.

The remaining space will be for food and beverage pop-up stalls and community space.

Old Laundry Site in Shepherd's Bush

The Old Laundry Site sits between Shepherd's Bush Market and Pennard Road and has been unused for many years.

The Old Laundry Site in Shepherd's Bush

The approved planning applications is as follows:

Temporary use of the site and existing shipping containers for a period of up to 2 years as a creative affordable workspace centre (Class B1 use) (46 containers), with ancillary Class A3/A4/A5 food and beverage area (8 containers) with outdoor events space, Class D1 community use (7 containers), Class Sui Generis use for associated storage space (7 containers), bicycle storage (4 containers), toilets (2 units) and a fridge unit (1 unit) and the provision of an outdoor events space at ground floor level, hard and soft landscaping; with new pedestrian access route from Goldhawk Road.

You can read the application in full here.

Deputy Chief Executive of U+I, Richard Upton, said: "we are delighted we will be bringing forward our exciting vision for the Old Laundry Site at Shepherd's Bush Market.

"Our ambition is to bring the Old Laundry Site to life and make it a space the whole community can use and benefit from.

"Having consulted widely with the local community and Market traders, we are confident that our plans for the Old Laundry Site will benefit the whole market. It is our firm belief that the proposals will help to ensure a vibrant future for Shepherd's Bush Market by driving greater footfall through the existing Market, and we will continue to work closely with the Council and traders."

The project is due for completion in spring 2018.

For more information, visit the My Shepherd's Bush Market website.

November 13, 2017

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