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Old January 26th, 2013, 09:49 PM   #41
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Imperial looks like a done deal to me as the 1st phase is built and 2nd just about to start.

Westfield expansion is approved.

I hope Brickfields goes through as the brick looks great.

I thought it might be good to keep all the Whitecity schemes together. While they are big they are not in central London and therefore will not be updated frequently.

Well the tower in the Westfield housing was reduced from about 20 stories to 15 due to the complaints. I hope they get away with those outstanding projects.

Andy slaughter would do well to not play the political card on this occasion.

The exact area was designated as suitable for very tall buildings back in a scoping process in around 1995 when the borough was Labour? I was a resident and I took part in the consultation!
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Old January 28th, 2013, 05:30 AM   #42
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it looks like they should really (have to) build an entrance on the north east end of wood lane tube station for this development.
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Old January 28th, 2013, 01:06 PM   #43
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This reminds me of the new Ministry of Internal Affairs building in The Hague, a very impressive building.

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Old February 12th, 2013, 08:25 PM   #44
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Just seen this will take 20-years to complete. Although a large project this seems excessively long for its size. It's no Olympic Park or even a Kings Cross.
The people of Nottingham and Bradford will not think it strange that Westfield might drag its feet over an impressive-looking plan...
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Old March 5th, 2013, 07:54 PM   #45
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a couple thousand units mainly 9 to 12 storey mansion blocks around a central square with a 16 and 32 storey towers. It looks quite classy. The tower is very classic New York with brick and terracotta

















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Helical Bar and Aviva have received provisional backing from Hammersmith and Fulham planners for Brickfields, their 1.25m sq ft redevelopment of a 10-acre site at the heart of west London's White City.
Ahead of a planning applications committee meeting on 12 March, the planning officers report has backed the proposals terming them a “unique opportunity” to benefit the wider area.

The site was originally established in the post war years as a purpose built milk processing, bottling and distribution depot. Dairy Crest vacated the site in 2002 when it was bought by Aviva.

Aviva and development partner Helical have been working up plans for the site for close to a decade, first as part of a wider consortium of landowners and then on their own.

Proposals for the mixed-use development include 1,150 homes with a 32-storey residential tower at the rear, and 211,000 sq ft of offices and 25,000 sq ft of shops, cafes, restaurants, bars and take-aways close to the headquarters of BBC Worldwide.

The development also includes a ‘not for profit’ building which could accommodate music or art studios, gallery space or sporting activities

The scheme includes 11 building plots, with building heights ranging from eight to 32 storeys.

The scheme will be known as Brickfields to reflect the site’s historical use as a London brick field in the 1800s.

The entrance to the scheme will also feature a new public bridge over the railway line and, at the centre, there are plans for a large garden square, surrounded by one, two and three-bedroom flats.

Recommending the plans officers said: “White City is in need of regeneration and the application site presents a unique opportunity to contribute towards securing benefits for the wider area through additional housing provision, access to a range of jobs, improved linkages with the wider area, better community and leisure facilities, and improved environmental conditions.”

English Heritage and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea have expressed reservations on a number of issues, including the height of the 32-storey tower block.

However, in its initial response to the plans the Mayor for London’s office has expressed support for the tower and the wider scheme: “The principle of redevelopment of this site and the proposed mix of uses are consistent with the aspirations for the White City Opportunity Area. The master plan scheme is generally well designed and complies with London Plan urban design policies, including in respect of the proposed tall building.
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Old March 7th, 2013, 05:20 PM   #46
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Seems like the tower as part of a plan has some support.

What will be under the west way ?
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Old March 13th, 2013, 11:48 PM   #47
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Brickfields granted permission.
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Old April 18th, 2013, 12:52 PM   #48
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Old April 18th, 2013, 07:42 PM   #49
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Meanwhile in Taunton another hairdresser opens.
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Old April 18th, 2013, 10:32 PM   #50
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Looks good, especially when arriving at Wood Lane.
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Old April 18th, 2013, 10:50 PM   #51
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That's a lot of pedestrian space, maybe they could throw in some stalls or something to liven it up. Probably asking too much to move the market here (allowing the railway arches to open up, although I guess there are shops there anyway). The pic also seems to suggest they'll build a cover over the central line tracks that appear near Wood Lane station.
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Old April 18th, 2013, 11:13 PM   #52
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Is it me or has the scheme been dumbed down somewhat? The Glass building (which will be minty green like every other Westfield not like the visual) looks disturbingly all too similar.
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Old April 19th, 2013, 10:52 PM   #53
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Seems that the Hammersmith & City Line is due to get 6-car 1992 stock.
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Old April 20th, 2013, 12:47 AM   #54
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John Lewis still looking to open here?
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Old May 27th, 2013, 11:05 PM   #55
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John Lewis still looking to open here?
Yes that should be confirmed soon with construction to begin next year for a 2015 opening.

Just found this today. M & S new floor. Not surprised though as the anchors do seem a bit small for my liking.

http://www.shepherdsbushw12.com/defa...stfield019.htm

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Old August 31st, 2013, 04:48 PM   #56
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News regarding John Lewis:

John Lewis eyes opening in £1bn Westfield London extension
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Department store John Lewis is poised to sign for a store at Westfield London as part of the shopping centre’s £1bn expansion.

John Lewis will decide at a board meeting next month whether it will open its fourth store in the capital at Westfield London.

The shopping centre has outlined planning permission for a £1bn scheme to extend the centre with 550,000  sq  ft of retail, 1,500 homes, restaurants and offices, The Telegraph reported.

The new shop would be John Lewis’ first west London store. It follows the opening of a store in Westfield Stratford City in 2011, which was its first new London store for 20 years.

John Lewis also has stores in the capital on Oxford Street and in Brent Cross shopping centre. It also operates its Peter Jones store on Sloane Square.

The retailer has held talks with property developers Hammerson and Westfield to potentially anchor the planned shopping development in Croydon, south London it is understood.

John Lewis has 39 stores and managing director Andy Street ultimately aims to grow the store portfolio to 60 shops.

The retailer is developing new stores in Birmingham and York and is eyeing openings in Guildford and Manchester.
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Writer seems to have forgotten there is a John Lewis in Kingston. Croydon has a kind of mini John Lewis as well.
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This would actually be the 7th John Lewis in London....

Oxford Street
Peter Jones, Sloane Square
Brent Cross
Westfield, Stratford
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John Lewis will open a new store at Westfield London as part of a £1bn extension plan for the White City site.

Westfield chiefs have confirmed that John Lewis has signed-up for a 230,000 sq ft store in the planned extension.

The four-storey store will cost around £30m and be one of the biggest department stores in the country.
They do seem to be taking there time over this. And 'one of the Biggest Department stores in the country', well only as far as all new full range John Lewis are about this size, it still quite small compared to the monster sized ones in Central London.
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The shop will include an outdoor dining terrace with views over the listed Dimco buildings and BBC television centre.

The planned Westfield London extension will feature 600,000 sq ft of additional retail and 1,500 homes and is expected to create around 6,700 permanent new jobs.

Michael Gutman, Westfield’s European managing director, said: “John Lewis is the most requested store at Westfield London and we are delighted that we will soon be able to deliver on this for our customers.

“The new store will be another huge attraction to Westfield London and will become an important centrepiece of the massive regeneration taking place in the White City opportunity area with the creation of thousands of new homes and jobs.”

Andy Street, John Lewis managing director, added: “Our business in London has strengthened significantly over recent years. It is therefore right that we now move to open in Westfield London and bring our offer to customers in the west of the city.”

The new John Lewis department store at Westfield London is expected to open in 2017.
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