Thursday, 18 February 2016

Public Exhibition of "Walkabout" Plans on Thursday 25th February from 4.00pm to 8.00pm

2016 - new Proposal
Dorsett Hospitality International are opening their doors once again for a second public consultation on their revised proposals for the old ‘Walkabout’ pub, formerly the Shepherd's Bush Cinematograph theatre.

The designs for the new building have been further revised, apparently in response to comments received from the public. So it looks as if Dorsett Regency are taking the process of consultation very seriously.

Anyone who would like to see the new plans should come along to the Dorsett Hotel on Thursday 25th February between 4.00pm and 8.00pm.

Walkabout in 2008. Wikimedia Commons
What's this about?
Dorsett Hospitality International are inviting local residents to a public exhibition of their re-revised plans for the old ‘Walkabout’ site, next to the new Dorsett Hotel. 

Where and when?
The Public Exhibition will be at Dorsett Shepherd's Bush, 58 Shepherd's Bush Green on Thursday 25th February from 4.00pm to 8.00pm

Who designed the new plans?
The revised proposals have been designed by Flanagan Lawrence Architects who were responsible for the award-winning restoration of the Dorsett Hotel

What are the key points of the new proposals?
There will be no tower, the building will be considerably lower at the front and rear than the previous proposal, and the architects will retain parts of the existing building - mainly the front and side facades. There will be a posh new cinema in the basement, and the building will be lower at the rear facing Pennard Road.

To see more detail about the proposals, see this recent blog post here.

What else is being proposed?
The new building will be an extension to the existing hotel and the ground floor will provide additional hotel restaurant space.  In addition, Dorsett propose to "significantly improve the Rockwood Place environment so that it provides a safe, secure and attractive pedestrian route from Pennard Road to Shepherd’s Bush Green".

Why are Dorsett consulting with the public?
Before submitting a planning application to the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham, Dorsett are welcoming the comments and thoughts of local residents on the proposals.

Who will be at the exhibition?
Members of Dorsett International’s professional team will be on hand at the Public Exhibition to explain the proposals and to answer questions.

Further information
If you would like any further information or have any questions, contact Paul Dimoldenberg on 020 7566 7960 or

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