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Hammersmith Flyover Hammersmith & Fulham
Summary: Hammersmith Flyover was constructed in the 1960s, designed by B Rawlinson of the LCC. As it is only four lanes wide it was possible to cantilever it from a single support. Its construction involved the demolition of a number of buildings including St Paul’s National School in Waterloo Street. The land remaining after the construction has been laid down to grass and planted with trees. The open space and the grace of the design of the flyover result in a remarkably open feeling to the area.
Previous / Other name:
Site location: Great West Road
Postcode: W6 > Google Map
Type of site: Public Open Land
Date(s): 1962
Designer(s): B Rawlinson (LCC)
Listed structures:
Borough: Hammersmith & Fulham
Site ownership: LB Hammersmith & Fulham
Site management: Environment Department, Parks Service (ground maintenance by Quadron Services)
Open to public? Partially
Opening times: No access to central area, but roadside areas unfenced
Special conditions:
Public transport: Tube: Hammersmith (Piccadilly, District, Hammersmith & City). Bus: 9, 10, 33, 209, 211, 419.
The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/04/2004
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news.

Fuller information:

A proposed realignment of the access from Hammersmith to the Great West Road will entail landscaping the planted island. The overall amount of planted area will be increased slightly.

Sources consulted:

Bridget Cherry and Nikolaus Pevsner, 'The Buildings of England London 3: North West' (Penguin, 1999 ed) p214
Grid ref: TQ235784
Size in hectares: 0.27
On EH National Register : No
EH grade:
Site on EH Heritage at Risk list:
Registered common or village green
on Commons Registration Act 1965:
Protected under London Squares
Preservation Act 1931:
The information below is taken from the relevant Local Authority's planning legislation, which was correct at the time of research but may have been amended in the interim. Please check with the Local Authority for latest planning information.
On Local List:
In Conservation Area: No
Conservation Area name:
Tree Preservation Order: No
Nature Conservation Area: No
Green Belt: No
Metropolitan Open Land: No
Special Policy Area: Yes
Other LA designation: SPA: Site 17 Hammersmith Central Park TN 11 EN 23

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