The University of London is bringing forward proposals for the refurbishment of Lillian Penson Hall in Paddington’s Talbot Square.
Lillian Penson Hall, a major student accommodation block, sits within Talbot Square, overlooking the gardens to the south and Conduit Place to the north, from where the building is serviced. The building sits within the Bayswater Conservation Area and operates as a student hall of residence which includes 313 rooms and associated amenities over a ground floor and six upper floors for students attending the University of London.
The existing building is tired, outdated and fails to provide the quality of accommodation expected by modern-day students. It does not contribute to the setting of its conservation area nor its listed neighbours and is not energy efficient. At roof-level there is a significant amount of unsightly, outdated plant and equipment that is visible in local views.