The decision follows a deferral earlier in the year. The new extension to the Park, which would provide another 25000sqm of office and data centre space – possibly housing 2000 jobs – will also provide a 450 room hotel, a new ‘town square’ style centre, and a better connection with public transport at West Drayton station. The total developed area is expected to be over 750,000 sq ft.
Stockley Park Consorium says the plan builds on the respected Stockley tradition of supporting local employment, improving public transport and enhancing the local environment. Director John Harcourt said: This is an exciting milestone in the parks development. Stockley Park is Greater Londons largest and best known business park and remains at the forefront of development thinking. We will now be advancing discussions with occupiers to whom we can offer a combination of the latest in building design and sustainability coupled with extensive adjacent amenities, a hotel and good rail access to central London.
Although no date is yet set for commencement of construction, the infrastructure for Phase 3 has already been built and the first buildings could be complete as soon as Q4 2012.
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