In March 2012, the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham granted Westfield outline planning consent to build up to 1,522 new homes, new leisure facilities and shops, including a flagship department store.
Since then, Westfield has been refining the proposal to deliver an enhanced experience for shoppers, retailers and future residents. We have also progressed the design of the new shops and department store.
The £1billion scheme will be anchored by a John Lewis department store, the first in West London. The development will also include restaurants and cafes, office space, a children’s play space and a new leisure complex. It is expected that the expansion will create around 6,700 permanent new jobs.
Developer, Westfield Shoppingtowns Ltd will build 1,347 homes. 162 of these homes will be affordable homes, 40 per cent of which will be social rented. This number could increase subject to viability assessments.