Edwards Woods Estate refurb plans

LB Hammersmith & Fulham are reported to be set to grant planning permission for a multi-million pound refurbishment of the Edward Woods Estate in Shepherd’s Bush.

The £12.2 million scheme will see all three of the 1960s tower blocks reclad in white, and have a range of energy efficiency measure introduced, such as solar panels on the south-facing facades, and wind turbines on the roofs.

Commercial office space will be created on the ground floors of the blocks whiletwelve penthouse apartments will be created for market sale to provide funding.

Cllr Lucy Ivimy, Cabinet Member for Housing, told ShepherdsBushW12: “This is a unique and exciting scheme which I am very happy to support. It will save energy and the eyecatching design will make the estate a more welcoming place to live. It’s a major scheme, I’m not aware of anything else on this scale in London and it’s exactly the kind of creative scheme that we encourage.”

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