Published: 5th Mar 2019

Plans to build over 100 ‘genuinely affordable’ homes, a cinema and a new civic campus in Hammersmith have been approved. 204 new homes will be built on King Street, of which 52% will be classified as ‘genuinely affordable’ for local residents. Mayor Sadiq Khan introduced the definition in 2016 for houses that cost residents no more than one-third of their income. The Town Hall will be repurposed into a civic campus for residents and will include homework space for local children, startup space for local entrepreneurs, and space that can be used for many community activities throughout the week. There will also be a new four-screen cinema, with room for cafes, shops and restaurants built on the existing cinema and car park site. Hammersmith and Fulham Council say the new buildings will be eco-friendly to minimise carbon footprint and cut fuel bills. ‘This is an important moment in our mission … (To read the full article, subscribe below)