Orion Shepherd’s Bush Limited (OSBL) have reduced the residential element of their Shepherds Bush Market scheme following consultation.
The developer, a joint venture between Development Securities and Orion Land & Leisure, showed plans for the regeneration of the market area which included 300 apartments. Now, reports the Hammersmith Chronicle, the plans have been reduced to include 200 apartments in four buildings overlooking a widened market and two new community spaces.
Richard Olsen, chairman of OSBL, told the Chronicle: “We were originally looking at 300 flats above the market but, after talking to the council and residents, we have trimmed that down. We have also widened the market after concerns from traders.”
A parade of shops which some regard as historic cannot be saved, however. OSBL said: “We have considered and now discounted the option to refurbish the existing terrace (on Goldhawk Road). This would be complicated and difficult to achieve as the properties fall short of modern standards. Businesses on the Goldhawk Road will be able to trade in beautifully designed new shop units.”
The scheme, designed by Robin Partington Associates, is expected to be the subject of a planning application next month.