Revamp For Kensington Olympia

Dean Nicholas
By Dean Nicholas Last edited 101 months ago
Revamp For Kensington Olympia


The ageing conference hall in west London is to benefit from a £20 million upgrade after Hammersmith & Fulham council approved the proposal.

The plan is to completely rebuild the West Hall (giving it a new bronze-and-glass entranceway, the design for which is pictured above), bump up the floorspace to around 27,000 square metres, and change the building's internal layout to make entry and exit less of the Kafkaesque experience it is now. There will also be a new restaurant, open to the general public, in the Pillar Hall, which was built in 1886 and is the oldest part of the site.

It's believed that Capco, the group that owns Olympia, wants to make the centre into west London's premiere event space, in advance of plans to knock down Earls Court and sell off the land.

Last Updated 21 October 2010