SANDS End Community Centre is to be turned into housing after a council planning committee granted permission last week.
It marks the end of an era for the popular activities hub, which was closed last year in controversial circumstances.
Despite vocal and widespread protests from residents, the council decided the Victorian building should be sold as part of its debt purge. The move prompted a sustained campaign from supporters to overturn the decision, but the authority went ahead.
And the bell finally tolled on the cente after planning consent was given for developer Verve Properties to turn the Broughton Road building, formerly a laundrette, into nine three-bedroom flats, with mews-style paving, planting and lighting outside.
Campaigner Ann Rosenberg said: "The Sands End Community Centre was a community focus. Although run down by successive administrations, it’s value was more than the sum of its parts. Its sale, despite vigorous protest, and the rejection of an offer by local people to preserve some of its community function, has deprived Fulham of a resource which can never be replaced, despite protestations to the contrary.
"The luxury development will be bought by the privileged for the privileged and will do nothing to address the shortage of homes in the borough."
Seven letters of objection from neighbours complained about problems including loss of light, privacy and lack of parking provision to no avail.
The developer says it will restore the building's existing and will spruce up damaged tiles and bricks. Parts of the existing roofs will be removed to created gardens. Roof terraces would be incorporated to flats on the higher floors.
Planners said in the report that went before the committee that the development will be 'very sympathetic to the style and fabric of the original building'.
The amenities at the former centre, including the library and table tennis club, have been mostly moved to nearby Hurlingham and Chelsea School, but residents say quality has dropped.