Odeon movie theatre on the site in 2013. Playing GI Joe and The Croods.

Odeon movie theatre on the site in 2013. Playing GI Joe and The Croods.

14.04.2013
The Kensington development - New cafe, homes and retail; 20 affordable housing apartments; a new cinema.

The Kensington development - New cafe, homes and retail; 20 affordable housing apartments; a new cinema.

24.05.2018
The Kensington development progress update May 2018

The Kensington development progress update May 2018

24.05.2018
The Kensington development on High Street Kensington; screen capture from the-kensington.info.

The Kensington development on High Street Kensington; screen capture from the-kensington.info.

15.05.2017

The Kensington

Address:
257-265 Kensington High Street, London W8 6NA
Local Authority:
Kensington and Chelsea
Type:
Mixed use
Completion:
2022
Flats:
106
Venues:
1
Viewed:
4199

Description of The Kensington

The Kensington is a mixed-use development on Kensington High Street in London W8.

Redevelopment of the Kensington Odeon cinema building, Post Office sorting house, and Whitlock House.

- New 887-seat cinema (including 12 wheelchair accessible seats) with six screens
accessed from Kensington High Street; The lobby will include a café, snack counter and bar with lifts and stairs taking customers down to the auditorium at basement level;
- Restored historic façade;
- 106 residential units, including 35 on-site affordable units for elderly people;
- Modern offices and retail space.

Residential Units

The development includes 71 private and 35 affordable homes:
- 1 bedroom 16 private, 29 affordable;
- 2 bedroom 22 private, 6 affordable;
- 3 bedroom 23 private;
- 4 bedroom 10 private.

The affordable units will be accessible from Earls Court Road.

Amenities
- Exclusive spa, pool and leisure facilities;
- Secure underground residential parking spaces for private apartments;
- Cycle storage.

Office & Retail
- 733m2 of office floorspace;
- 590m2 of flexible retail and leisure space (Use Classes A1, A2, A3, A4, D1 and D2).

Site Location
The site is located on the south side of Kensington High Street, with frontage onto Pembroke Place to the south, and the western side of Earl's Court Road.

History

2018 - Lodha Group acquires the development from Delancey.

2017 February - main structural demolition works by John F Hunt to the former Odeon cinema building. Programmed to take approximately 12 weeks.

Before demolition, the site comprised a cinema built in 1926, a post office sorting office and an office building.

Connected Companies

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Architect:
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Transport

The nearest tube, train and bus stations.
High Street Kensington Underground Station
Circle, District
Pembroke Place
328, C1, N31

News: (1)

Plans Approved

The planning committee at Royal Borough of Kensington has approved developer Lodha's changes to the plans for The Kensington development.

The total number of units increased from 98 to 106 with an increase in affordable housing units from 30 to 35. Additional floors were added to Block 2/3 (fronting Kensington High Street and Earl's Court Road), and Block 4 (fronting Earl's Court Road/Pembroke Place). Internal layouts in Block 4 were reconfigured.

Application ref. no. PP/19/05105.

22/05/2020 19:05 by Buildington

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