The fast-track to a £65bn economy

Capital West London is the innovative new approach to driving investment and economic growth across the West London Alliance boroughs. With a standalone economy of £73billion, West London would be a significant European city on its own. Now, with just one call, investors can discover the wealth of opportunities on offer across an area of over two million people and 100,000 businesses.

The seven local authorities – Barnet, Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Hounslow and Hillingdon – know they are stronger when they work together. This new programme will use West London’s international recognition to promote the boroughs to a global market, pulling more investment through the door and ensuring the area remains a thriving and prosperous part of a premier world city. Below, we showcase some of the borough-supported opportunity sites across the area.

But these are far from the only opportunities on offer in West London. You can contact us directly to discuss any requirements – including specific sites, infrastructure investment and property developments.

Investment Opportunities

BURNT OAK / COLINDALE
BURNT OAK / COLINDALE, NW9, BRENT

Burnt Oak & Colindale Opportunity Area, in the London Plan, is bringing together sites along the western edge of the Edgware A5 corridor, between Burnt Oak and Colindale town centres.

The Brent side of the regeneration has been identified as being a suitable location for mixed-use redevelopment. The site is anticipated to provide around 2,500 new homes, together with key supporting infrastructure such as education facilities, new health provision, and space for recreation and play, and a clear place-making plan to improve the quality of the A5 streetscape environment and its junctions.

Brent has set a framework and vision for the area and is seeking a developer partner to optimise inward investment that ensures the new development helps revitalise the existing town centres. Investment returns can be realised through the sale of the development upon completion, and income derived from the commercial and residential lettings.

PROJECT OWNER:
London Borough of Brent
INVESTMENT TYPE:
Development Partner
GDV:
Approx. £900m
COST:
Approx. £750m
PLANNING:
Designated
COMPLETION:
TBA
CAVALRY BARRACKS
BEAVERS LANE, HOUNSLOW, TW4 6HD

A military barracks on Beavers Lane, Hounslow. The preferred use for this site if it becomes available is for residential development and conversion to residential.

A planning brief is being prepared for this site. This site is located within Hounslow Cavalry Barrracks Conservation Area and has multiple locally listed and Grade ll listed buildings on site.

It falls within London Heathrow Airport 63dB Laeq noise contour and there is potentially land contamination.

SIZE:
14.85 hectares
EXISTING USE:
Military Barracks
EXISTING ALLOCATION:
Housing
PROPOSED USE:
Residential and Ancillary Community uses
LAND OWNERSHIP:
Public
CHURCH END
CHURCH END, NW10

Church End is one of five growth areas in Brent and a priority neighbourhood designated in the Brent’s Local Plan. The area is well connected with Harlesden Bakerloo Line and Neasden Jubilee Line Tube stations within walking distance.

There is also good road access via the A406 North Circular Road. The site is being promoted by Brent Council for mixed use regeneration, set around the economic revitalisation of the local centre, and residential development.

Around eight hectares of brownfield land in multiple ownership will provide space for at least 800 new homes and key additional infrastructure by 2026. Investment returns can be realised through the sale of the development upon completion and income derived from commercial and residential lettings.

PROJECT OWNER:
London Borough of Brent
INVESTMENT TYPE:
Development Partner
GDV:
Approx. £300m
COST:
Approx. £250m
PLANNING:
Designated
COMPLETION:
2026
GILLETTE
JUNCTION OF THE GREAT WEST ROAD (A4) AND SYON LANE, ISLEWORTH, TW7 5LW

A large site in Brentford that includes the magnificent Grade II listed building at Gillette Corner, which is a major landmark.

The site is a Strategic Industrial Location (IBP) and is adjacent to the Sky studios campus. Allocated for employment use in the Local Plan for high-quality flexible business space where B1b, B1c and high value B2 uses are encouraged.

Complementary non-industrial uses that ensure the viable re-use of the listed building and widen the amenity offer in the locality, and do not conflict with the wider industrial offer of the area are encouraged.

PROJECT OWNER:
Private
DEVELOPMENT TYPE:
Employment
EXISTING USE:
Vacant – former offices and industrial
GDV:
N/A
COMPLETION:
N/A
GREAT WEST CORRIDOR
HOUNSLOW, WEST LONDON

One of the capital’s prime development hotspots, the Great West Corridor has been identified as an Opportunity Area in the Mayor’s London Plan. The area runs along the A4 and M4 through Osterley, Brentford to Chiswick and is the first major business district reached on the route from Heathrow Airport through to central London. It is also known as “The Golden Mile”.

In October 2017, Hounslow Council produced a Consultation Draft Great West Corridor Local Plan review, outlining exciting new plans for the area. The plan seeks to unlock opportunities for increased business location amongst a range of commercial sectors and thus the potential for more higher quality jobs, housing opportunities, including affordable housing, an improved environment and improved connectivity.

The plan shows capacity for 5,200 new homes and is seeking to drive forward real change and provide opportunities for the area and the borough. The masterplan will establish a new vision for the transformation of the Golden Mile into a 21st century business hub that is supported by a high-quality environment, sustainable transport solutions, a vibrant mix of uses, good integration with its surrounding communities, and a strong image and identity.

PROJECT OWNER:
N/A
DEVELOPMENT TYPE:
Residential and employment
MAJOR RESIDENTIAL CAPACITY:
Plans for 5,200 new homes
COMPLETION:
N/A
GREENHILL WAY
GREENHILL WAY, HARROW, HA1 2TB

Greenhill Way is a 0.76 hectare site at the junction of Greenhill Way and Station Road, in the heart of Harrow town centre. The site is owned by Harrow Council and currently comprises a 274-space surface car park.

It is designated for mixed use in the Harrow and Wealdstone Area Action Plan and the council has completed a comprehensive feasibility study, delivered by leading architects, Karakusevic Carson. Harrow Council is considering seeking a development partner to bring forward the site.

There is an outstanding opportunity for a comprehensive, mixed use development, which would effectively extend the town centre of Harrow. There will also be a need to retain a substantial proportion of the existing town centre parking capacity within the redevelopment.

PROJECT OWNER:
London Borough of Harrow
DEVELOPMENT TYPE:
Mixed use development
SIZE:
0.76 hectares
PLANNING:
Project at Feasibility Stage
COMPLETION:
Late 2022
MOD FELTHAM
DGC FELTHAM, ELMWOOD AVENUE, FELTHAM, TW13 7AH

This site is located in Feltham between Hanworth Park to the east and the town centre to the west. It has residential uses to the south while there is an industrial site to the north.

Hounslow Council formally adopted its Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) for the MOD site in August, 2017.

The Planning Brief, a formal supplementary planning document, will be a material planning consideration in the determination of future planning applications. Constraints include a Grade 2 listed building, an advert control area and a conservation area.

Designated Local Open Space is situated near centre of the site. With regard to Heathrow a small proportion of the site is within the 57 db noise contour.

LAND OWNERSHIP:
Public
POTENTIAL USE:
Residential-led mixed use
GDV:
Approx. N/A
EXISTING USE:
Military Establishment
COMPLETION:
2026
OLD ACTON LIBRARY
ACTON HIGH STREET, W3 6NE

Old Acton Library is a 535 sq m Victorian built former council run library and dates from the late nineteenth century. It is currently a vacant site and is situated on a premier location on Acton High Street adjacent to the council leisure centre and opposite the Oaks Shopping centre site, which is currently being redeveloped.

It has the potential to be a cinema or other commercial uses. Conversion and possible extension are subject to the necessary planning consents. Transport links are excellent, with the Uxbridge Road, A40 and District and Piccadilly Underground lines right on the door step.

Paddington and Heathrow are easily accessed via train, with the future Acton Mainline Crossrail station improving routes further.

PROJECT OWNER:
London Borough of Ealing
INVESTMENT TYPE:
TBC
GDV:
N/A
CROSSRAIL JOURNEY TIMES:
To Heathrow 17 minutes, Bond Street 9 minutes, Canary Wharf 23 minutes
COMPLETION:
N/A
OLD OAK COMMON
WEST LONDON

The OPDC area spans a total of 650 hectares, with 134 hectares of core development area. The site will be a sustainable new town built on brown field land amidst the opportunity areas of Earls Court and White City, Old Oak and Park Royal.

With enhanced rail connectivity the site will be 10 minutes from Heathrow, 10 minutes from the West End and 38 minutes from Birmingham.

This ground-breaking project, the UK’s largest regeneration scheme, aims to create 25,500 new homes and 65,000 new jobs. It will be a centre for innovation and growth that will shape west London and strengthen London’s role as a global city.

A new commercial hub with cultural uses, alongside a diverse network of vibrant neighbourhoods, will create a London destination recognised as exemplar in large-scale housing and employment led regeneration. Investment returns can be realised through sale of development upon completion and income derived from commercial and residential lettings.

PROJECT OWNER:
Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC)
INVESTMENT TYPE:
Developer, Investor
SIGNIFICANT RAIL INVESTMENT:
Including the HS2, Great West Main Line & Crossrail super-hub stations, & proposed London Overground stations nearby.
PLANNING:
Pre-planning design stage
COMPLETION:
Approx 25-30 years
SAINSBURY’S CHISWICK
CHISWICK

This 1.77 hectare site is located in Chiswick, an affluent area of West London. Chiswick Park Station is to the northwest of the site, served by the District Line (Ealing Broadway branch).

The site is very close to Chiswick High Road, a busy, vibrant retail destination and benefits from a strong footfall of customers. Sainsbury’s have identified this site for redevelopment to provide a larger enhanced replacement store of approximately 50,000 sq ft sales area as part of a high quality and density, mixed-use redevelopment scheme.

Within this opportunity Sainsbury’s have suggested the site could also provide for residential uses within any redevelopment proposals. There is a huge opportunity here to redevelop an under-utilised space to deliver residential development. Due to the site’s highly sustainable and accessible location within the town centre a mix of retail and residential use is proposed.

This site has the potential to generate investment return through the sale of the development upon completion.

PROJECT OWNER:
Sainsbury’s
INVESTMENT TYPE:
Developer / Investor
GDV:
TBC
COST:
TBC
PLANNING:
Potential Site
COMPLETION:
N/A