Capco gets Exhibition Square approval

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea has granted detailed planning consent for the new Exhibition Square, part of Sir Terry Farrell’s consented Masterplan for Earls Court.

The Exhibition Square plans will create the eastern gateway into Capco’s Earls Court development and its new high street, including a public square and gardens, a hotel, offices and an entrance to Earls Court Underground station.

Exhibition Square is the latest part of the consented Earls Court Masterplan to receive detailed consent.

Outline consent for the Earls Court Masterplan was granted in 2013.

The Exhibition Square plans (139,000 sq ft) include two buildings designed by architect KPF creating 69,000 sq ft of hotel and 62,000 sq ft of office space. Exhibition Square offers 3000m² of open public space at the start of a new High Street that will connect North End Road in the west to Warwick Road in the east. The adjacent Exhibition Square Gardens create 1300sqm of green space and public frontage off Warwick Road. A new Underground station entrance will also be provided, connecting the development directly with Earls Court Underground Station.

Mike Hood, Group Development Director, Earls Court commented: “Our detailed plans for Exhibition Square would provide an important gateway to the scheme and mean that the entirety of Earls Court Village, the first of four new urban villages at Earls Court, has received full detailed consent.”

Capco is currently holding a second round of consultation on proposals for a 400-home development at Empress Place.

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