Capital West London has been recognised at a highly prestigious national awards, the Property Week Awards 2019.
The ambitious inward investment and trade programme from the West London Alliance as been getting praise from all quarters, and has now been recognised for its innovation, being awarded Highly Commended in one of the most prestigious categories – The Irvine Sellar Award, which was sponsored by WSP.
The Award is given in honour of the late Irvine Sellar – whose company, Sellar Properties, developed The Shard, among many other iconic developments – celebrates an individual or company that has shaken up the market with a truly groundbreaking project or initiative.
Judges were looking for something novel and original that has been truly transformative, a real game changer, and found that in Capital West London. The judges felt that the unique collaborative nature of the programme, with six London boroughs working together, was tremendously innovative and had achieved much in a short time.
David Francis, Director of the West London Alliance, said: ““It’s excellent that this independent and prestigious award scheme has judged our programme to be innovative and groundbreaking. We know West London is among the world’s best business location, but we need to stay ahead, which is why this programme is so important. It’s great to get this sort of endorsement for our work.”
Katharine Glass, Director of White Label, the company who run the programme on behalf of the West London Alliance, said: “It’s great to be recognised, and in such a prestigious category. The judges clearly thought the programme is highly innovative, and it is, this level of collaboration between local authorities is unprecedented and unique – it’s changing the dialogue between West London and the investment world.”
Also shortlisted alongside Capital West London were Appear Here (who won the category), BizSpace, CREation Property Network, Innovation Gateway, Quinn Estates, The Collective, and U+I.
Ross Sturley, of Chart Lane, White Label’s partner in the programme, said: “To be part of this fantastically innovative programme is amazing. I have always said West London is powerful when it acts together, and this is perfect proof of that.”
Also honoured on the night was Liz Peace, Chair of Old Oak & Park Royal Development Corporation. Liz was inducted in to the Property Hall of Fame. Brook Valley Gardens, a scheme by Countryside and Barnet Council, was a finalist in the Placemaking category.