Category Archives: General

Shopping habits changing for good

Research just released has revealed how the UK’s shopping habits have changed over the past six months of coronavirus. The proportion who think their shopping habits have changed permanently has gone up from 60% in April to 81% in September. … Continue reading

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The Collective buy freeholds

The Collective have acquired the freeholds of four West London properties that they currently rent. The Collective bought the freeholds for a total consideration of £25m from Glenstone Property. They have occupied these properties for many years. Their business model is … Continue reading

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Future Mobility – free online event

Capital West London and WSP are hosting a free online event as part of Real Estate Live UK on October 7, from 11am to 12 midday. It is focussed on the topic of future mobility in West London. How we … Continue reading

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Crossrail now due to open in 2022

Crossrail have issued an update on progress to complete the Elizabeth line following delays in part due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Delivery of the Elizabeth line is now in its complex final stages and, say Crossrail,  is being completed at … Continue reading

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Five key takeaways for London from the government’s proposed planning reforms

Nick Belsten, London Director, Planning Consultancy at WSP, discusses the government’s proposed planning reforms. While renewing existing commitments to housing delivery, the 24 proposals in the government’s Planning for the Future white paper represent the biggest changes to our planning … Continue reading

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Government announces its proposals for the planning system

Last week the Government published its White Paper ‘Planning for the Future’ detailing its plans to change the planning system in England. In what they describe as ‘radical reform unlike anything we have seen since the Second World War’, the … Continue reading

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Mayor and utilities join forces to deliver £1.5bn of infrastructure work

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has announced a package of infrastructure works in partnership with utility companies worth up to £1.5 billion to help kickstart London’s economic recovery from the Covid-19 crisis. The Mayor’s London Infrastructure Group partnership will … Continue reading

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Mayor to help set course for tech innovations in London

Plans to help identify which emerging tech innovations are right for the capital have been unveiled by the Mayor, Sadiq Khan. The Mayor believes it is vital for cities to understand how to develop and adopt emerging technologies to maximise their benefits, … Continue reading

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Mayor launches £1m fund to help small businesses and community groups

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has pledged to help London’s small businesses and community groups not simply to recover from the current coronavirus crisis, but to ensure they’re better prepared for future emergencies. Sadiq’s new £1m fund will help … Continue reading

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Middlesex Uni launches creatives website

Middlesex University (MDX) has launched “Creative Graduates”, a website showcasing the university’s next generation of creative talent in more than 30 disciplines. In the exceptional conditions of the Covid outbreak, the site enables graduates to say “We are here”, and … Continue reading

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Crossrail still making progress

Crossrail say they plan to bring the Elizabeth line into passenger service as soon as practically possible in 2021, and that their focus is on meeting the immediate challenges posed by COVID-19 and keeping the programme moving forward. Crossrail is … Continue reading

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Sky studios approved

Plans by Sky for a major new studio on the edge of West London have been approved.  Sky is working with NBCUniversal and Legal & General on the plans for a 12 sound stage studio in Elstree. It is due … Continue reading

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West London Councils announce proposals which will drive UK economic recovery

With a pre-COVID-19 GVA of £74bn , the West London economy was bigger than Birmingham, Leeds and Glasgow combined. It is a vital economic growth engine for the UK  contributing 4% of national GVA and containing major national and international … Continue reading

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Developers can save the world

Paul Vick, Founder at Paul Vick architects talks about the recent West London Business property event, at which he spoke.  For the last three months, a more sustainable life has been forced upon us with the COVID 19 lockdown.  The … Continue reading

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West London leads the way on PPE procurement

London’s borough authorities have formed a capital-wide partnership to bulk buy personal protective equipment (PPE) for use in care homes and by providers of other key local services, and it’s being led from West London. London Councils, the cross-party body … Continue reading

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Mayor launches £9m boost to help learners access training

Londoners who have been unable to access training because of the restrictions in place to help prevent the spread of Covid-19 are set to benefit from new funding from the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan. The Mayor is making up … Continue reading

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London Recovery Board meets

The London Recovery Board has met for the first time, aiming to help London recover from the COVID-19 crisis. It is co-chaired by the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and  the Chair of London Councils Cllr Peter John, and will … Continue reading

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Creative opportunity in West London

West London has a world-beating creative sector. It’s heritage as home of the BBC and the centre of the UK film industry has been built on by designers, gaming companies and much more to produce a cluster which is the … Continue reading

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Creative West London

Capital West London are hosting an online panel session focussed on the sub-region’s world-leading creative industries sector. The Creative West London Panel, hosted by Yoo Capital as part of Real Estate Live UK, will showcase the brilliance of the creative … Continue reading

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West London Opportunities showcased at Real Estate Live UK

Investment opportunities in West London were showcased as part of Real Estate Live UK. Capital West London Editor Ross Sturley was joined by Jonathan Broderick of Barnet Council, along with Andrew Barry-Purssell of the West London Alliance. Mr Broderick gave … Continue reading

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