Walkabout Redevelopment, Shepherds Bush

Project: Walkabout Redevelopment

Size: 72 Apartments, Hotel and Commercial Use

Section: Mixed Use

Location: London

Completion Date: Q2 2021

Client: Far East Consortium 

Value: £16m

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 that we are providing a new lease of life to.

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 include retaining the original façade to compliment 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.

The development is due for completion in 2021.