It’s been a big year for West London, not only did we have our second Place West London conference (see the Event Review page), but we saw progress on a series of major schemes, boding well for regeneration work in the sub-region.
Land Securities and Harrow Council reached an agreement on the Kodak sitein Wealdstone, CapCo showed their Earls Court masterplan, King Street Developments submitted plans for Hammersmith, as Development Securities did at Hammersmith Grove, while they began work on Shepherds Bush Market in collaboration with Orion Land.
Quintain submitted the next phase of plans for Wembley, VSM put in plans for a major development at RAF Uxbridge, LB Ealing made major progress with estate regeneration plans at Green Man Lane and South Acton, LB Hounslow moved plans for a new masterplan for their major town centre forward, Brent Council progressed plans for their new Civic Centre, and there’s been a major debate all year about an interchange between HS2 and Crossrail at Old Oak Common, with the Government announcement that the interhange will go ahead just a couple of days ago.
West London is the UK’s third largest economy – after the City of London and Birmingham – and, as can be seen from this catalogue of major regeneration activity, it is one where redevelopment and regeneration has continued to be viable through the recession, and where the pace is now accelerating.
Place West London will run another conference in October 2011, and will continue to cover regeneration and economic development news in the sub-region throughout what should be an exciting year on the website.