Category Archives: General

Rail link can help West London in to orbit

The West London Orbital was cited as key to attracting development interest and investment by a succession of speakers at the Capital West London Growth Summit. The proposed railway’s core section runs from South Acton to Neasden by making use … Continue reading

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Helping the next generation of entrepreneurs to flourish

A fascinating debate on what makes an entrepreneur and how they can flourish in West London formed part of the Capital West London Growth Summit at the Lyric Theatre. Olly Olsen and Wayne Hemingway, two of the UK’s foremost entrepreneurs, … Continue reading

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Government funding of £8.6m awarded for prestigious West London Institute of Technology

Funding of £8.6m has now been approved for the new West London Institute of Technology  – one of just 12 to be licenced nationally to create a better qualified workforce in industries built on higher technical skills. West London IoT … Continue reading

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Delivering a Sustainable and Inclusive Digital Future

Four of the Capital West London boroughs have declared a climate emergency, as sustainability and the environment is climbing ever higher on the political agenda. During an afternoon break-out session at the Capital West London Growth Summit that focussed on … Continue reading

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WLB Autumn Property Lunch 2019

The West London Business Property Lunch is holding its next event on November 15, with the theme “What is the public sector’s ambition for housing in West London and how does the private sector respond?” It will be on Friday … Continue reading

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Innovation and collaboration will help to deliver West London’s housing target

Developers and the public sector need to work together to deliver the housing needed in West London, was the main message from the ‘delivering housing’ panel at the Capital West London Growth Summit, chaired by Jackie Sadek, UK Regeneration. Cllr … Continue reading

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New report reviews success stories from significant London developments and applies findings to West London delivery challenges

WSP and London First, with the support of West London Business, Capital West London and the West London Alliance, have reviewed significant London developments and identified critical success factors which accelerated progress and have now published the findings in a … Continue reading

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Overhead opportunity

The VIP breakfast at the Capital West London Growth Summit saw around 40 guests enjoy an interesting session focussed on the potential for new homes on the roofs of existing buildings. Jonathan Smart, of Apex Airspace, outlined what he sees … Continue reading

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Mayor launches digital upgrade

Large areas of London are set to be upgraded from copper cables to full fibre optics using the Tube network and public buildings, thanks to a £10 million investment launched by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan. The plans will … Continue reading

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Opportunities across the region continue to gain momentum

More than 200 people from global businesses, UK based developers, leading investors and council representatives will be coming together for the Capital West London Growth Summit 2019. Following the successful 2018 event, this year’s Growth Summit will take place at … Continue reading

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New agreement to address mobile “not spots” and make London 5G ready

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has published a new standard agreement to help commercial landlords and public property owners address poor areas of mobile phone coverage. The new arrangement will speed up the process which allows mobile providers access … Continue reading

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West London at EXPO REAL

Capital West London led a West London delegation to EXPO REAL, the leading European property investment conference and trade show aiming to showcase the opportunities in the sub-region to the international investors there. The session “Capital West London: Opportunity Sites … Continue reading

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Mayor of London announces new skills fund

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, and London Councils have called on Government to devolve more powers and funding for skills and employment to City Hall and London boroughs, as Sadiq announced a new £6.4m fund to help Londoners access … Continue reading

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London is National Park City

London has become the first capital city in the world to be awarded the status of a National Park City in recognition of the capital’s open spaces, waterways and natural environment. The declaration was made by the National Park City … Continue reading

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West London Green Flag success

119 parks and green spaces in West London have received prestigious Green Flag Awards, more than were awarded to the whole of Scotland, showing the quality of public environment and open space in the sub-region. The international Award, now in … Continue reading

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Western Corridor take up rises

Jones Lang Lasalle reports that 1.1m sq ft of offices have been leased across the Western Corridor in the first half of 2019. This is an increase on the corresponding period of 2018 of 14%. The Western Corridor includes West … Continue reading

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WLB Awards open for entries

The West London Business Awards 2020 have been opened for entry. The categories and timetable have been announced. Open to all organisations doing business in West London the WLB Awards are free to enter. The seventh annual West London Business … Continue reading

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Capital West London Growth Summit 2019 announced

Learn about Capital West London’s vision, discover more about the creative and knowledge economies and find out about redevelopment and infrastructure improvements. Be a part of the conversation. Join us for the Capital West London Growth Summit: Creating Opportunities 2019. … Continue reading

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Netflix to open major UK production facility

Netflix has announced it is creating a dedicated production hub, featuring 14 sound stages, workshops and office space, at Shepperton Studios. Netflix and its partners will produce new and existing TV series and feature films at the Studios, which are … Continue reading

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Progressing the West London Orbital

The Leaders of the seven West London councils have welcomed the publication of a report which concludes that there is a strong case for further work on proposals for a new orbital rail line – the West London Orbital – … Continue reading

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