Westfield unveils 500,000-sq ft Shepherd's Bush extension

Published:  27 June, 2011

Westfield has started consultation on its planned mixed-use extension to Westfield London

The plans will enhance the existing retail offer with the provision of new shops including a new department store, in about 530,000 sq ft of new retail space. Cafés and restaurants will animate landscaped public spaces and complement new leisure and community uses. As part of the proposals, around 1,700 new homes in a range of unit sizes including additional affordable housing will be built in phases after the retail.

Part of the site immediately south of the Hammersmith & City tube line will form a new street interspersed with civic spaces linking under the viaduct arches to White City Green, the major new public open space to the north. This new amenity space is likely to be equal in size to Brook Green to the south of the town centre.

The outline masterplan has been designed by Allies and Morrison, the architects behind the BBC Media Village, Kings Cross Central masterplan and Highbury Square.

Duncan Bower, Director of Development and Asset Management at Westfield, said: “This project will form a pivotal link between White City and Shepherd’s Bush while creating over 2,500 jobs for local people. By bridging over the road network, the proposals will help to transform the area into a pedestrianised quarter from where people will have clear and attractive walking routes both east/west to the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea and north/south with the wider Opportunity Area.”

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