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lookwest still Capital

lookwestlondon is now the official news feed for Capital West London, the collaborative inward investment and trade venture for the seven West London Boroughs. Your favourite West London economic and development news feed is now on the Capital West London … Continue reading

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Pladis picks Chiswick Park

After 21 years, pladis, one of the world’s leading snacking companies, will be relocating its global head office to Chiswick Park, in the summer of 2021. pladis brands include McVitie’s and Jacob’s. The company employs 16,000 worldwide and operates 25 … Continue reading

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LondonMetric buy in Alperton

LondonMetric Property has bought a logistics warehouse in Alperton. The 20,000 sq ft warehouse has been acquired for £7.7 million. It is currently let to Ford as a service and parts centre and has been comprehensively refurbished. The building is … Continue reading

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Oxenwood and AIMCo buy in Acton

Oxenwood Real Estate and its joint venture partner Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo) have acquired a 4.7-acre site at 16 Eastman Road in Acton, currently home to Freshways. The joint venture, which was set up at the beginning of 2017, … Continue reading

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Romulus refinances Shortlands

Romulus has said that it has successfully completed the refinancing of one its flagship Hammersmith office building. The group own and manage over 700,000 sq ft of prime office, retail, hotel and leisure space in London and America. They have … Continue reading

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COVID Mutant Monitoring labs installed at White City Place

A sequencing laboratory for COVID mutant monitoring has been temporarily installed on the Gateway East site at White City Place to help in the fight against the pandemic. This is located alongside a larger installation also today of rapid response … Continue reading

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Hammersmith BID goes to reballot

The Hammersmith Business Improvement District is seeking re-election, as it has to every five years. All businesses within the BID area will decide if they want the organisation to continue its work around Hammersmith town centre. The BID has consulted with … Continue reading

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Edgware consultation open

Harrow Council, working with Barnet Council, is consulting on a planning document which hopes to shape the future of Edgware town centre. The Draft Edgware Growth Area Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) sets out the planning framework to support the redevelopment … Continue reading

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Search for development partner underway as 850-home TfL Acton scheme approved

A new development by Bollo Lane in Acton has been given the go-ahead by Ealing Council, and will provide hundreds of new high-quality and affordable homes in the local area. The masterplan, designed in collaboration with architects HOK and East … Continue reading

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Chance for suppliers to take part in virtual Brent Meet the Buyer events

Businesses across Brent are being invited to take part in two Meet the Buyer events that are being held virtually in January and February. Square Stone Hub and United Living are looking to meet Brent-based suppliers virtually and agree contracts … Continue reading

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New leader for Hillingdon

Cllr Ian Edwards has been appointed the new Leader of Hillingdon Council. Cllr Edwards, who was elected as a councillor in 2014, has replaced Cllr Sir Ray Puddifoot MBE – the council’s longest serving leader. In October 2020, Cllr Puddifoot … Continue reading

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Chiswick Park Enjoy-Work Launches New Sustainability Strategy

Chiswick Park, the business campus located in West London, has launched Enjoy-Work Together, a new Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) strategy for 2021. The ESG strategy assesses the impact of the sustainability and ethical practices of the business. Each ESG factor … Continue reading

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Red start work on Brent Cross pavilion

RED Construction has been appointed by Argent Related and Barnet Council to deliver Brent Cross Town’s visitor pavilion as part of the £5bn town centre development. RED Construction commenced work in late December on an 8,000 sq ft, three-storey, temporary … Continue reading

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Master Brewer escapes call-in

Inland Homes has said that the planning application for its Hillingdon Gardens development at the former Master Brewer site will not be called in by the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government. The site has been the … Continue reading

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Chiswick High Road building sold

DTZ Investors has sold 326-334 Chiswick High Road to Farm Street Capital for £11.6m. The multi-let building contains two retail units and nine flats, currently for private rent. The shops are let to Robert Dyas and Boot. Farm Street say … Continue reading

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Hounslow creatives get new network

Hounslow Council is collaborating with Creative People & Places Hounslow, Creative Enterprise West, and film/TV producer, Carl Schoenfeld, to provide a free development programme that aims to give producers and freelancers the confidence to reach their creative and business potential … Continue reading

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Argent Related unveils first office buildings at Brent Cross Town

Argent Related has shown the designs for the first three office buildings at Brent Cross Town. The developer says the designs set “a new standard for workspace in London”, and aim to bring together businesses who will benefit from their … Continue reading

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Darin buys at Stockley Park

Darin Partners has bought 5 The Square, at Stockley Park, from M&G Real Estate for around £29m. CoStar reports the building, occupied by Canon UK, Samsonite and Mitsubishi, has been sold close to the asking price of £29.4m. The 72,000-sq-ft … Continue reading

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Hounslow Council announces extra support for businesses

A new programme of business support is being launched to help town centre businesses trade safely and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. The 12-week programme will help support the self-employed, pre-start, start-up and small businesses across all industries. Online workshops, … Continue reading

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Peabody to acquire 142 affordable homes at Television Centre

Stanhope, Mitsui Fudosan and AIMCo have exchanged contracts with Peabody who will acquire 142 new affordable homes in two new buildings at Television Centre in White City. The buildings form part of the wider Television Centre development which will eventually … Continue reading

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