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‘Boring’ retail is dead, but innovative experiences are reviving West London’s Town Centres

West London’s town centres are leading the way in grasping opportunities presented by the ‘new millennials’ spending power through restoring themselves as innovative community centres. That was the message of the Town Centres in a Changing World debate at the … Continue reading

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Capital West London publishes Creative Manifesto

Capital West London, the groundbreaking inward investment and trade promotion programme commissioned by the West London Alliance, has published a manifesto  for the Creative Industries in West London, aimed at cementing the sub-region’s place as the best location for a … Continue reading

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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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West London needs world-class digital infrastructure

West London’s creative industries needs world-class digital infrastructure to meet the challenges of the future. Niall Bolger, chief executive of Hounslow Council, spoke about a vision for growth being launched in a white paper coinciding with the Capital West London … Continue reading

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Hammersmith to welcome young entrepreneurs

Young entrepreneurs are to be offered office space in Hammersmith to help them start up in business from next year. Olly Olsen, founder and chief executive of The Office Group, revealed his intention to support the provide heavily subsidised space … Continue reading

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Infrastructure comes first in Barnet

The Capital West London Growth Summit heard how Barnet has broken with conventional wisdom by building train stations at the head of its major development projects at Brent Cross and Colindale. Argent is pressing ahead with a new station at … 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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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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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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West London – a vision for 2050

The final plenary session at the Capital West London Growth Summit sought to look forwards, to try to discuss what shape the future might take, and how West London could best prepare. Three speakers – Laura Citron, of London & … Continue reading

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Investing in Creativity

The Investing in Creativity session at the Capital West London Growth Summit discussed the value of investing in places designed for the creative industries – which provide nearly four in ten of West London’s jobs. A key question that came … Continue reading

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Destination White City

White City has changed beyond recognition in the last 20 years. Since Westfield London emerged, Imperial College began the building of their White City campus, and Stanhope and Mitsui Fudoshan began the redevelopment of the BBC sites, the once challenged … 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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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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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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Creative sector remains strong in West London

Creative sector businesses continue to move to West London as it remains to be the destination of choice for leading global brands, for new start-up and scale-ups. Recent figures show that West London has seen a 21 per cent increase … Continue reading

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Speakers announced for Capital West London Growth Summit 2019

The Deputy Mayor for Housing and Lord David Blunkett will be speaking at the Capital West London Growth Summit 2019 at the Lyric Theatre Hammersmith on 29 October. Contributing to the discussion, geared towards development prospects and growth opportunities in … Continue reading

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Capital West London Growth Summit 2019

West London’s world-class creative sector and opportunities for ongoing regeneration, development and growth will be the focus of the Capital West London Growth Summit 2019 on 29th October at The Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith. Amol Rajan, the BBC’s first ever Media … 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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