A Chain of Opportunities: Earl’s Court to Hogarth Roundabout


Hammersmith Flyover had to be closed in 2011 for urgent repairs.

Further repairs are necessary to prolong its life – but for how long?

West London Link is a study by local designers into the exciting potential for the transformation of West London unleashed by replacing the A4 between Chiswick and Earl’s Court (including the Flyover) with a tunnel.

The tunnel eliminates through traffic, and the six lane highway that cuts north off from south, freeing up a 2.5 mile strip of land to create a chain of opportunity.

Opportunity to build for the economic, social and cultural benefit of all.


Hammersmith Highline is an ideas competition open to the general public organised by local architect group West London Link and Hammersmith BID. Entries will be exhibited as part of the London Festival of Architecture 2019 at Kings Mall shopping centre, between 22nd-30th June.

The aim is to find solutions that reimagine an area of disused railway in Hammersmith town centre to become a destination for residents, employees and visitors, drawing on inspiration from the New York Highline.

The judging panel is looking for both original ideas without limits and interesting schemes that are practical. For this reason, we are offering two sets of prize money to encourage a variety of ideas that could be considered, from the fanciful to the deliverable.
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