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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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Corum buys in West London

Corum AM, a french investor, has bought a building in Stockley Park for around £40m. The acquisition of 2 Roundwood Avenue, the european headquarters building for US pharmaceutical company Gilead Sciences, from Janus Henderson’s for £40.5m has recently completed. The … Continue reading

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Heathrow finances “robust”

Heathrow’s financial position remains robust with £3.2bn of cash and committed facilities available to the business, while management continues ongoing work to reduce the airport’s cost base, says the airport. This is in response to credit rating agency Standard & … Continue reading

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1500 Middlesex University students helping with coronavirus response

Middlesex University (MDX) is providing continuous personal development training to returning NHS retirees and supporting Tavistock Clinic wellbeing programme . As part of London Healthcare Education Group, MDX works alongside all London higher education institutions and NHS partners that deliver … Continue reading

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Sustainable Construction

An online panel session run by West London Business discussed sustainable construction, and the issues which might be obstructing its more enthusiastic adoption by the construction sector. Nick Belsten, of WSP, kicked the discussion off with one of the key … Continue reading

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Tesco Osterley update

St. Edward have run a second consultation on the plan to relocate Tesco Osterley to the Homebase site on the Great West Road, and build around 2250 homes across the two sites. The plans involve demolishing the Greenford Homebase store … Continue reading

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SEGRO to buy in Perivale

It is reported that SEGRO are in advanced negotiations to acquire the Perivale Park Industrial Estate. The park, owned by Hermes, has been on the market, and it is understood that SEGRO are close to finalising a c£200m deal. The … Continue reading

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Network submits Northwick Park plans

Network Homes has submitted detailed plans for 654 homes on land they acquired in 2019 at Northwick Park. The PRP Architects designed scheme involves the demolition of the existing buildings on the site on Nightingale Lane, and their replacement with … Continue reading

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Ealing third in “Best places to live in London” list

Ealing is often called the “Queen of the Suburbs”, and it remains a popular place to live among Londoners. Now the latest “Best places to live” list from The Times ranks it third in the whole of London. The combination … Continue reading

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Origin Housing and Hill celebrate topping out at Harrow One

Origin Housing and Hill have hosted a topping out ceremony at Harrow One, a 204 home development on the site of the former Cumberland Hotel. Harrow One’s apartments are in two buildings, with the scheme designed, say the developers, with … Continue reading

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H&F fitness centre refurbishment complete

The Lillie Road fitness centre has completed a council-funded makeover. Hammersmith & Fulham Council recently invested in improvements at leisure centres across the borough – with the Lillie Road Fitness Centre recently fully reopening following the major upgrade which involved … Continue reading

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Mindspace opens in Hammersmith

Mindspace, the flexible space provider, has leased its latest site in Hammersmith, the operators third London site. Mindspace will build and manage 35,000 sq ft of coworking and flexible space, on floors 6-8 of the Metro building, which is owned … Continue reading

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Romulus submit Shortlands plans

Romulus has submitted plans for a major refurbishment of 3 Shortlands, the central Hammersmith office building. 3 Shortlands, currently home to Hammersmith & Fulham Council while their town hall is refurbished, would be expanded and reclad under the plans, adding … Continue reading

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Power Road Studios sold

Helical has sold the Power Road Studios in Chiswick to a private investor for £41.5m. Helical bought the building in 2015, and has since refurbished it and produced a series of lettings. It was originally built in the 1930s as … Continue reading

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Stanhope’s Chiswick Park buy backed by Bank of China

It is reported that Bank of China financed the £312m acquisition by developer Stanhope and Asian investor Lekker Til of Building 7 at Chiswick Park. Stanhope has bought back in to the park it developed, and then sold. It was … Continue reading

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Hammersmith eco-cargo bike delivery service hits 1,000 parcels

The cargo bike service has just completed more than 1,000 journeys in the borough of Hammersmith & Fulham.  The Parcels not Pollution service was launched last September. It uses an e-cargo bike for business deliveries in Hammersmith and Shepherds Bush … Continue reading

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Copland homes plans approved

Brent Council’s plans for a 250 home development on the site of the former Copland Community School have been approved . The school was replaced by the newbuild Ark Elvin Academy on a neighbouring site. Now the former school site … Continue reading

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Brent pushes back Borough of Culture events

The Deputy Mayor for Culture and Creative Industries, Justine Simons OBE, has today announced changes to the London Borough of Culture programme in response to the impact of coronavirus, meaning Brent’s time in the spotlight will continue in to 2021. … Continue reading

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Finchley Central images released

Transport for London and Taylor Wimpey are working together to develop plans to improve the area around Finchley Central station, developing new homes, retail, community facilities and new public space, including a pocket park. The partners say their vision for … Continue reading

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Barnet consults on Local Plan and Transport Strategy

Barnet Council is consulting on its Local Plan and its long-term transport plans that aim to plan how the borough is going to grow in the years to 2036, with new homes including affordable housing, and new spaces for business, … Continue reading

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