Earls Court Developer Shows Off Future Plans

At exhibition for estates residents from Monday July 8

Earls Court developer CapCo is holding an exhibition for residents of West Ken and Gibbs Green Estates following London Mayor Boris Johnson's decision to give the go ahead for the redevelopment of the area, which will include the demolition of their current homes.

The exhibition will be held in the Museum Hall reached through the West Brompton entrance of the Earls Court Exhibition centre on  Monday, July 8, from 4pm till Wednesday, July 10 at 8pm.

CapCo says residents of the West Kensington and Gibbs Green housing estates have been sent letters and information packs explaining when they will move and which phase they will be in.

This exhibition at the Earls Court Exhibition Centre explains the phasing plan for what is being called North End Village, and will include models of the types of houses residents will be living in. The exhibition will also be attended by members of the Hammersmith & Fulham Regeneration team.

Residents of the estates have been battling to save their homes from demolition but following the Mayor's decision, Capco said in a statement: "We are pleased to receive the Great London's Authority's approval for the outline planning consent of the Earls Court Masterplan and the Section 106 agreement. The Earls Court project will deliver significant benefits to London.

"In addition the project will deliver investment in transport infrastructure, community, cultural, educational and health facilities as well as open green space in the form of a new park for London."

The Earls Court Masterplan, created architect Terry Farrell and Partners will turn the Earls Court area into four "urban villages" witha 21st century high street, with 7,500 homes for people "on a range of incomes" plus new offices and workspaces which could generate 12,000 new jobs.

CapCo have also said that the centres at Olympia, which it also owns, will take over the events programme from Earls Court.

July 4, 2013