Major west London development to include 340 serviced apartments

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UK: Queensgate Investments and Rockwell has received the backing of London mayor Sadiq Khan for its redevelopment of the Kensington Forum Hotel.

The mayor backed the scheme after the amount of affordable housing it provides was tripled from the original figure.

Designed by architect SimpsonHaugh, the Cromwell Road proposal will replace the existing 906 room hotel with a 750-bedroom hotel and 340 serviced apartments. The scheme, which will rise to 29 storeys, will provide 62 affordable social rented homes.

The developer will also contribute towards public realm improvements to the area around Gloucester Road station.

Jason Kow, chief executive of Queensgate Investments said: "Queensgate Investments is proud that the Mayor has resolved to grant this unique opportunity to create one of London's largest hotel and service apartment schemes, whilst also delivering for the needs of the local community and Londoners alike."

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