Shepherds Bush Market to expand

LB Hammersmith & Fulham have announced plans to expand Shepherds Bush Market.

The┬áCouncil are consulting residents, traders and businesses about a regeneration of the market area as a way of “protecting its status as one of west London’s leading destinations”. Together with other landowners, including housing association Peabody Trust and the homeless charity Broadway Centre, they are working on the preliminary plans to review the layout of the market within an expanded area which would also include new shops and restaurants.

In the plans, the Transport for London-owned market area would be enlarged eastwards to take in a former laundry site in Pennard Road, along with land currently owned by the Broadway Centre and Peabody Trust. A new entrance to the market would also be created in Goldhawk Road.

H&F cabinet member Mark Loveday said: “Shepherds Bush Market has been the heart of the area for nearly 100 years. “The market currently sits on a very cramped site which stops major improvements. “Now we have a great opportunity to secure the future of the market and to breathe new economic life into the whole area.

H&F Council is conducting a survey of residents, businesses and traders as part of a six-week preliminary consultation on the planning brief which launches next week.

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