Hammersmith and Fulham (H&F) Council Planning Committee have unanimously approved the expansion of the K West Hotel in Shepherds Bush to 231 rooms.

The K West Hotel, a site steeped in history, was once the renowned BBC Kensington Studios. This iconic location witnessed the musical genius of legends like David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix, and Bob Marley, who left their indelible mark on its walls.

The £45m renovation also includes more than doubling the size of the restaurant from 60 to 125 covers. The restaurant space has been created by reducing the size of some of the bedrooms.

The proposal is for the internal and external refurbishment of existing hotel to provide 231 bedrooms and associated front of house and back of house accommodation; replacement of all existing uPVC windows with new fixed glazed PPC aluminium framed windows incorporating ventilation louvres; replacement of existing curtain walling to the lower part of the western elevation; replacement of full height glazing to levels five and six of western elevation; replacement of existing render to the gables with coloured render to the northern and southern elevations; brickwork and exposed concrete frame repaired, with the concrete frame repainted; flat roof coverings replaced; installation of boundary fencing; erection of bin store; erection of substations and plantrooms, and alterations to the existing plant room outbuildings to eastern elevation of the site; removal of brick plant enclosures on roof and installation of rooftop plant with acoustic louvre enclosures at roof level; installation of PV panels across flat roof areas; upgrading of garden areas to south, including provision of direct access from level 01 accommodation and spa and gym; installation of planters along Richmond Way street edge. General soft landscaping maintenance and improvements in existing planted areas.

The architects are Mosaic Architecture + Design.


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