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October 2017 Newsletter

In this short note we focus on one particular corner of West London that has gone through a complete transformation since the  government decision, back in 2004, to move part of the BBC away from the area.

What followed was a move to transform the broader White City, (including the old BBC studios and offices, and also the old distribution depots and light industrial estates), into West London’s answer to the King’s Cross and Stratford/Olympic Park regenerations. This will bring its standing up, relative to neighbouring Notting Hill, Holland Park and Kensington.   Whereas Stratford is more of a cultural hub (with tenants such as the V&A, Sadler’s Wells, or the University of the Arts), White City will become more of a tech and media business centre.(PW) 

Starting with the opening of Westfield 10 years ago, the area has now grown to include the following key developments:

Imperial College’s major new £3bn, 25 acre campus brings together world-class researchers, businesses and partners from academia to work, to share ideas and turn cutting-edge research into benefits for society. Flagship buildings include the Molecular Science Research Hub, the Translation and Innovation Hub and the Michael Uren Biomedical Research Hub. (IC) 

The £600m, 70 new shop Westfield extension will make Westfield White City the largest European shopping centre when it opens in March 2018.  It will include a new flagship John Lewis store. 

White City Place – the 17 acre “creative campus” ‘s confirmed tenants now include OneWeb, ITV, YOOX Net-A-Porter, the Royal College of Art (700 staff and students) and Huckletree. 

Television Centre – this 14 acre site (iconic BBC studios) is being redeveloped to provide 500,000 sqft of office, 950 new homes, a Soho House Club, Electric cinema and hotel, three BBC studios and the headquarters of BBC Worldwide. 

White City Living – 1,400 homes are being developed by Berkeley / St James, on this 8 acre site to the North of Westfield (priced from £1,300 per sqft)

We very much hope that you find this short update concise and informative. However please do let us know if you would rather we did not send this to you.

Regards,

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Jane Wood
Founding partner