Walkabout Redevelopment, Shepherds Bush
Project: Walkabout Redevelopment
Size: 74 Apartments, Hotel and Commercial Use
Sector: Mixed Use
Completion Date: Q1 2022
Client: Far East Consortium
A Journey to a Bygone Era
The Walkabout redevelopment encompasses a number of facets that have proven to be particularly challenging, each with their own peculiarities.
The mixed nature of new build elements alongside façade retention in close proximity to listed buildings, not only provides logistical challenges, but also requires great consideration for the historical fabric of the buildings and the surroundings to which we are providing a new lease of life.
The namesake of the development was due to the old Walkabout pub which was located on the site. Prior to its use as an Aussie watering hole, the building was a historic movie theatre. The original theatre was one of the oldest in the country, first built in 1910. The proposals included retaining the original façade to complement the adjacent Grade II listed building whilst creating a modern building overlooking Shepherds Bush Green.
The scheme will provide an eight storey independent link detached serviced apartment block with ground floor entertainment space and basement plant areas. There will also be associated hotel and commercial space linked to the development.