Archive for October 2010
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
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
(Please be aware that the files are large and may take a few moments to load)
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.