Archive for October 2010

Soho - Ham Yard Project - Firmdale Hotels - Planning Applications

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The Ham Yard Project site lies directly north of Piccadilly Circus. This application represents a proposal to redevelop this very well-known derelict site that has long cast a shadow over this part of the Soho Conservation Area for many years.

The new owners of this site, Firmdale Hotels, already own and operate six hotels in London. The plans set to extend their high quality hotel offer to this part of Soho. This would be combined with other uses such as residential apartments, bars and restaurants along with small retail units. Taking all this into account, they seek to provide an engaging and active public experience.

The developers have agreed to install a public Drinking Fountain as part of their development which will allow visitors to the area access to clean potable water.

Please follow the links below to view the planning applications for this project. As the files are large they may take a few moments to load.

Ham Yard Planning Application 1
Ham Yard Planning Application 2 - Public Realm Strategy

Mayfair - Oxford Street - Park House Redevelopment

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Park House is under re-construction following the grant of Planning Permission to build new shops, offices and flats. This work is being undertaken by Land Securities and will provide a landmark new building. Please follow the links below for the latest updates.
Park House Newsletter - June 2010
Park House Newsletter - July 2010
Park House Newsletter - September 2010
Park House Newsletter - October 2010

Mayfair - Clarges House Proposed Developments

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An Application has recently been received to demolish the buildings fronting Piccadilly and return frontages to Clarges Street and Bolton Street. This will involve complete demolition of the buildings at the front and the reduction of the existing Kennel Club Building.

It is proposed the buildings will be replaced with a new Commercial (at ground floor) and residential building fronting Piccadilly and a new Office Building behind. In addition it is proposed to put units of Social Housing in Bolton Street in accordance with provisions of the City Development Plan.

The developers interesting proposals are available to view by following the link provided.

Clarges House - Developers Proposals

If you would also like to observe the full plans then please follow the two links below.

Clarges Street - Demolition Plans
Proposed Plans

(Please be aware that the files are large and may take a few moments to load)

Soho - Christmas Fair - Parish School

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A Christmas fair is taking place on Saturday 4th December. The event, which is being held by the Soho Parish School, will be an entertaining afternoon for the children. There will be many stalls and activities to keep everyone occupied throughout the day which will be sure to get the Christmas spirit settled in.

Soho - Community Christmas Party - 3rd December 2010

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A Christmas party is taking place tonight. The event which is being held at the Byran Burrough Hall, starts at 5pm and finishes at 9pm. Do not miss out on what is sure to be an entertaining evening for the community. Please see the poster below for more information.