New exceptionally high-quality mixed use scheme in London’s Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, comprising hotel, serviced apartments, genuinely affordable homes and a publicly accessible garden square for locals and visitors to enjoy.
Kensington Forum Hotel was constructed in the early 1970’s. Despite a refurbishment programme carried out in 2015, the nature of the building’s reinforced concrete construction makes it difficult to upgrade to meet new building standards and regulations. After much investigation and the Borough's recognition that the existing building is a local eyesore, demolition and comprehensive redevelopment was deemed the most appropriate option.
The new development delivers substantial public benefits for both the local and wider community. Along with a 749 bed hotel and 340 serviced residences, the development provides 62 Social Rented homes, making it the first private development in London to deliver 100% genuinely affordable homes.
SAP, SBEM, London Plan, Thermal Comfort