Fulham Town Hall to become retail centre
27 February, 2012
Fulham Town Hall is to be turned into a ‘lifestyle emporium’ with space for restaurants under plans from its new owner.
The Grade II-listed building has been bought from Hammersmith & Fulham Council by Dory Ventures, the US-based owner of Maclaren pushchairs, in a £20m deal. Dory says it will turn it into a showroom for its products but set aside space for several smaller outlets and eating spaces. The upper floors of the building will be turned into flats.
The town hall was put up for sale last year and was expected to become a hotel, but Dory appears to have trumped all bids. Property Week says Dory’s plans received a lukewarm response from the public when they went on display in December. Nick Botterill, deputy leader of the council, told PW: “This exciting and innovative scheme will provide Fulham Town Hall with a new lease of life, while respecting the building’s rich historical character and public heritage.”
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