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White City residential scheme gets the go-ahead

Dairy Crest Site

Hammersmith and Fulham Council have given the go-ahead to Helical Bar and Aviva Investors to build 1,150 new homes in White City, west London.

The 1.5 million sq ft residential-led development is based on the former Diary Crest site and is expected to create thousands of jobs in the construction industry and boost the trades.

Current plans include demolition of all existing buildings on the site and providing up to 1,150 new homes, business space, local retail and associated services, leisure and a range of community facilities comprising a multi-purpose community building incorporating basement and service level car parking.

The scheme will also see the building of an Urban Square, a public Central Garden Square with communal and private space available on site.

Development Director at Helical Bar, Matthew Bonning-Snook, said: “We are extremely excited about our proposals for Brickfields.

“The Eric Parry design code for the masterplan uses a predominantly natural palette of brick and stone to create sustainable and attractive buildings which, alongside the public realm and amenities, will form a genuine new London community.”

The brick-built homes will be a mixture of affordable, shared and private ownership. The developer and partner Aviva Investors also plan to build 150,000 sq ft of offices, retail and community facilities.

The site is part of the Mayor of London’s and Hammersmith and Fulham’s White City Opportunity Area, set to deliver thousands of new homes and jobs for the capital.

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Westfield Regeneration Plan Approved

A £1 Billion Extension Plan for Westfield Shopping Centre in West London is set to go ahead, paving the way for building construction work – Construction Enquirer revealed today.

The scheme will build more than 1,500 homes across five buildings, ranging from 8 to 20 storeys.  Some of these will be as part of the affordable housing scheme announced by the government in November last year.

Plans for redevelopment of the 22 acre site will include new green offices, restaurants and a huge extension to the current shopping centre will include community facilities and leisure space.

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, is expected to rubber-stamp the scheme before building construction work can begin in 2014. Further details of the scheme will be announced later this year.

Hammersmith & Fulham Council’s cabinet member for community engagement Harry Phibbs, explained that this is a vital investment for the area which will create new jobs and encourage future economic growth.

Mr Phibbs said: “This development is bringing positive change, improvements and jobs to an area that needs revitalising.”

Duncan Bower, Director of Development and Asset Management at Westfield, said: “We are naturally very pleased with the decision by Hammersmith and Fulham Council to approve the scheme. We now await the decision of both the Mayor and the Secretary of State.”

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Green Light for New Homes in London

Hammersmith and Fulham Council has given the green light to a new residential development in West London which will build more than 800 homes and create hundreds of new jobs in the building construction industry.

The Council’s decision to grant a planning permission allows property developer, Capital & Counties Properties (Capco), to fulfil its application of replacing a car park site in Earls Court with high quality new homes. The company signed an agreement with one of the largest Hong Kong developers, the Kwok family, to develop the area in a collaborative partnership.

200 homes from the redevelopment will be allocated as part of the affordable housing scheme announced by the government in November last year; They will be offered to tenants living nearby who might be affected from the regeneration of the area.

Chief Executive at Capco, Ian Hawksworth, welcomed the decision of Hammersmith and Fulham Council saying that this vital investment for the area, it will help economic growth and create new jobs.

Mr Hawksworth said: “The site is an exciting opportunity to begin the transformation of the area, creating hundreds of new homes and jobs. We look forward to pursuing our plans for the project within the joint venture with the Kwok family interests.

“We are delighted by the council’s decision on Seagrave Road. It confirms our long term view of the value which can be unlocked from Capco’s holdings in the area through a residential-led scheme.” – added Mr Hawksworth.

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