King Street to Close Again this Saturday and Sunday

To allow for building to start at the Lyric plus other road repairs

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King Street will be closed for the second time this weekend, July 20 and 21 to allow major building works to begin at the Lyric.

The closure, from 6am on Saturday till 10pm on Sunday is between Hammersmith Broadway and Leamore Street, which means that road users will have to use the diversion of Shepherds Bush Road, Goldhawk Road, Paddenswick Road and Dalling Road before coming back onto King Street, where the diversion ends.

Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times.

Hammersmith and Fullham council has also coordinated other repair works to happen at the same time, so that the disruption to residents, shoppers, businesses and road users is kept to a minimum.

The council is carrying out road improvements between TK Maxx on King Street and Leamore Street, while Thames Water is repairing defects in the same stretch of road at the same time.

The council says by making sure as many works as possible are done in one go, up to 20 days of future disruption in King Street will be saved.

The building work - including the moving in of a huge crane visible above Hammersmith's skyline - marks the start of phase two of the theatre's Capital Development project, building work which the Lyric says takes it a step closer to the new building being ready for opening in the summer of 2014.

The Lyric says it will be changing the landscape of Hammersmith by building new drama, dance, film and TV recording studios; a 60-seat cinema; and a new bar and café.

The Lyric also aims to become one of the most sustainable cultural buildings in London with a Green Roof; almost 100% LED lighting; and reclaimed furniture.

Further details of the project can be found here.

You can see the details of the development by checking out the theatre's Time-Lapse here.


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