The Pavillion building, which has stood vacant and decaying for years, is to be transformed into a 242 room hotel called the Hotel Dorsett Regency in 2014.
Sounds posh - and not quite sure what the guests will make of the drunken Australians from the Walkabout bar they'll be valiantly protected from by a top hat & tailed porter outside. But it's surely good news, if only to stop the building housing the local rat population.
That much we knew already, but here are some of the things that will be found inside...
Non-Material Minor Amendment to Planning Permission 2009/02635/FUL granted 17th September 2010 for the Use of the premises as a 242 bedroom hotel; bar, two restaurant areas at ground floor level; leisure facilities comprising conference facilities, gym, laundry and plant rooms in two full basement floors and a third basement floor of 215 sq.m., replacement of existing curved roof with glazed roof and altered roof profile and extended third to fifth floor levels to the north, roof top extension and erection of a plant above to southern side; demolition of rear elevation facing west onto Pennard Road and parts of the side elevations and replacement with new elevations involving alterations to existing footprint of the building to the north and west; single storey extension to south elevation; erection of new entrance canopy to the front façade at Shepherd's Bush Green at ground floor level; installation of flagpoles over new front entrance; modification to and opening up of doorways and windows in front elevation; provision of loading bay to northern elevation; erection of two sets of entrance gates onto Shepherd's Bush Green.
All looks good to me but what do those of you who live on Pennard Road, already affected by the Council's plans with Orion to construct seven floors of luxury flats on top of the market think?