Planning approval has been secured by London architect SPPARC for the conversion of a previous mult-storey car park into a private school.
Plans for this conversion are part of Laing O’Rourke’s redevelopment of the London Olympia complex in Kensington. The previous car park, situated on Maclise Road, originally opened in 1937. Plans to convert the building into offices were originally approved in 2019 with demolition starting in May of that year. However, an additional planning application has been approved by London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham which makes considerable changes to the internal layout to endorse the new uses. The eastern part of the development will remain a hotel and gym as originally planned but the western part is now to be used for education and not offices.
Alpha Plus Group, private education company, will operate the school on week days and the BRIT school of performing arts will utilise it on Saturdays.
Work has already begun as Laing O’Rourke progress with the Olympia regeneration project with completion is planned for 2025.