Planning permission granted at Olympia in London

Hammersmith and Fulham Council has awarded planning consent for the regeneration of Olympia in London.  

We are proud to be a part of the design team delivering the £700 million project on behalf of our client Yoo Capital; we worked on the planning application for the transformation of the landmark 130-year-old listed building - one of London’s most treasured structures, having started life in 1886 as the Henry Edward Coe-designed National Agricultural Hall. 

Now, this exciting news means that the redevelopment of the space can become a reality, allowing for the creation of 186,000m² of iconic space featuring restaurants, two hotels, a theatre and live events arena – as well an accessible community amenity.

Obviously, this has been a huge project for our team; it has come with long-term challenges and considerations for ensuring sustainable and long term fire safety. The planning application featured our recommendations for a thorough fire safety plan which considers key issues such as; interfacing multiple uses and areas into a coherent strategy, and ensuring the new elements dovetail with the ongoing Olympia operation.

These new CGIs (courtesy of Heatherwick Studio) show what’s going to be on offer; watch this space for more news.