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  • Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has challenged the aviation industry to develop solutions for expansion that provide value for money and benefit passengers. In a speech to industry, the Transport Secretary set the standards for how Heathrow should collaborate with airlines on the costs and design

  • The Mayor of London’s Office has welcomed a judgment handed down by the High Court that has backed the Mayor’s ‘threshold’ approach to affordable housing. Following a legal challenge by four retirement homes developers, the court ruled that the Mayor’s threshold approach, which allows developments..

  • The joint owners of Brent Cross, Hammerson and Aberdeen Standard Investments, have signed a new agreement for lease with John Lewis to redevelop its department store as part of the huge retail centre’s £1.4 billion redevelopment. Having been present in Brent Cross since the centre...

  • KidZania London has teamed up with the government’s Year of Engineering campaign to launch a programme of events and activities designed to inspire a new generation of innovators, inventors and problem solvers. The Year of Engineering festival will run at KidZania, at Westfield London, from...

  • Hundreds of investors will hear more about Capital West London when the ground-breaking partnership goes live at the London Real Estate Forum (LREF) as the new website is unveiled. The brainchild of the West London Alliance, Capital West London is an innovative new long-term programme...

  • Westfield shareholders have voted in favour of a takeover by Unibail-Rodamco, it has been announced. The approval was the final hurdle for the takeover, which has already received approval from Unibail shareholders, boards of both companies, as well as Australia’s Foreign Investment Review Board. It

  • The proposed Fulham Broadway Business Improvement District is heading towards its ballot. The BID’s proponents say Fulham Broadway as a designated Town Centre has remained largely unchanged, but that with Chelsea’s stadium at Stamford Bridge being redeveloped the opportunity has arisen f

  • The Troubadour Theatre Group is to create a new 2000 seat theatre in Wembley, in what is now the Fountain Studios. The flexible 1,000-2,000 seat capacity Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre is being created inside the former Fountain Studios, currently home to the X Factor live...

  • Capital & Counties has announced it is considering a demerger, which would result in two separately-listed businesses – one focussed on Earls Court, and one on Covent Garden. The Earls Court holdings (pictured left after the demolition of the Earls Court Exhibition Centre) would be...

  • Cllr Stephen Cowan has been re-confirmed as Leader of the Hammersmith & Fulham Council at the H&F Annual Council and Mayor Making meeting. On 23 May 2018 Cllr Cowna was confirmed as staying in the Leader’s role, while Cllr Daryl Brown was inaugurated as the...

  • Sky has announced plans to create and build a dedicated innovation centre on its Osterley campus as it continues its push into developing world-leading consumer technology. The space will house an ever-growing number of technology engineers and software developers focusing on innovation across Sky’s

  • Watkin Jones has submitted plans for a 295 home private rental scheme in Uxbridge. The development of up to 13 storeys would be on the 2.3-acre site of the Halfords and Wickes retail warehouse on Harefield Road, owned by Canada Life. Watkin Jones has agreed...

  • The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has today announced the six winners of over £2 million of grant funding for green space improvements, as part of his push to make London the world’s first National Park City. The winning projects include a cycling and walking...

  • The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has announced the latest schemes to receive funding from Transport for London’s (TfL’s) Growth Fund, including one in Colindale. The latest funding, which totals around £24m, will help accelerate the delivery of a range of important transport improvements across...

  • The Communities Secretary James Brokenshire has approved the Compulsory Purchase Order for the new Brent Cross West Thameslink station. This enables Barnet Council to move the £250m programme to the next stage of the development process, which will deliver an additional new station to support...

  • Construction work has begun on Barratt’s Hounslow High Street Quarter sheme, which will produce 528 homes, a new Cineworld cinema, shops and office space. The development will include a 27-storey residential tower, a new addtition to the West London skyline, and a new public square...

  • Primark are to take the former BHS unit at Harrow’s St Ann’s Centre, while their own unit will become a Lidl. The store, three times the size of the current Primark at 67,000 sq, has been vacant since BHS collapsed in 2016. A Lidl store...

  • Hounslow Council and contractor Hounslow Highways have been nominated for an MJ award recognising outstanding performance in highways management. The council is a finalist in the Municipal Journal’s local government achievement awards in the Highways Management/Asset Management category. A Hounslow

  • Transport for London will be running the Heathrow Connect service from this weekend, part of the programme heading for delivery of an opeational Crossrail service. From Sunday 20 May 2018 Transport for London (TfL) will take over the Heathrow Connect services between Paddington and Heathrow...

  • Two Brent redevelopment schemes won a joint award at the RESI Awards. Kilburn Quarter and Wembley Park’s Tipi Alto took the joint award for ‘Development of the Year’ at the 2018 Property Week RESI Awards on Wednesday, May 16. Network Homes’ Kilburn Quarter, a scheme...

  • Residential developer BYM Capital are set to transform the former headquarters of British Sky Broadcasting into a new £98million scheme. Four of the five office buildings on the campus on Grant Way, Osterley will be converted into 271 flats – ranging from studio to two...

  • Unibail-Rodamco has confirmed approval of the acquisition of Westfield Corporation, owners of Westfield London. Shareholders confirmed the transaction at Unibail’s Annual General Meeting. The combined company will be listed on Amsterdam, Paris and Sydney stock exchanges. On May 24, 2018, Westf

  • The latest accounts for Wembley Stadium show a return to profit, ahead of the proposed takeover by American billionaire Shahid Khan. The National Stadium made pre-tax profits of £5.5million in the year to July 2017, compared with a £5m loss in 2016. Operating profits were...

  • The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has announced a programme aimed at boosting the building of new council homes, aiming for 10,000 over the next four years. Sadiq is using funds from the £1.67bn he secured from government in the Spring Statement to help support...

  • Spelthorne Council has called for the compensation scheme proposed by Heathrow Airport in its current third runway consultation to be expanded to include parts of their borough. Although the Council has been a long-standing supporter of Heathrow expansion due to the economic benefits, it says...

  • Hounslow Council have signed off the plans for the demolition of the Morrisons supermarket in Brentford, and its replacement by a new supermarket and 221 homes. The plans, by Essential Living, were approved in 2017, but the final details have only just been settled, including...

  • The construction of the new public footbridge to connect Chiswick Park to Chiswick Park Tube Station is moving ahead as scheduled, with preparations underway to install the bridge’s three individual spans in the next few months as it moves into Phase 3. The modern steel...

  • The first ever Upstream Friday will be held this week. Upstream is the joint venture between London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham and Imperial College London. Its mission is to make Hammersmith & Fulham a leading destination for tech and creative industries and to help...

  • Brent Council has named the new Cabinet, following the local election, with Leader and member for regeneration unchanged. Cllr Muhammed Butt remains Leader of the Council with Cllr Shama Tatler stayng asmember for Regeneration, Highways and Planning. Cllr Margaret McLennan is Deputy Leader of the...

  • Investec Structured Property Finance has provided Floreat’s real estate team with a £19.3m five-year facility to support its acquisition of a 99,990 sq ft office building at The Old Vinyl Factory. Floreat has bought the Shipping Building in Hayes which is part of the U+I...

  • A sale of Wembley Stadium to Fulham FC’s owner seems less likely, according to reports. The BBC reports that the Football Association briefed its Council on the potential sale where the idea received a hostile reaction. The FA Council would have to approve any transaction....

  • Publicis Media has announced it is moving its six media agency brands and supporting practices, with more than 2,000 staff, into the BBC’s former home. Following a £1.5billion makeover by the developers Stanhope, Mitsui and AIMCo, Television Centre is at the heart of a revitalised...

  • Heathrow set new records in April, with cargo growing for the 21st month in a row. 6.6 million passengers travelled through the Airport in April. Combined with March’s figures, underlying passenger growth at Heathrow over the two months was 1.4%. For the first time, more...

  • Today marks the start of Capital West London’s news service, bringing you all the latest regeneration and economic development updates from around the area. Live news will be uploaded at – capitalwestlondon.co.uk/news – with an email newsletter rounding up the best stories every fortnigh

  • The British Chambers of Commerce and the TUC came together at Heathrow to urge politicians to support expanding the Airport. British Chambers of Commerce Director General Dr Adam Marshall said: “Business communities across the UK are clear – it’s time to get on with the...

  • The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has set out a vision for London’s environment in 2050, which aims to make the city a greener, cleaner and healthier place by targeting London’s air quality, increasing its green cover and making London a zero-carbon city by 2050...

  • Blackrock Real Assets UK has signed James Cargo Services to a unit at Heathrow Logistics Park. James Cargo will occupy a 34,500 sq ft on the park, and are the first tenants. 290,000 sq ft remains to let in three other buildings on the Bedfont...

  • Origin Housing has agreed a partnership with Hill to deliver a 204 home scheme in Harrow. Hill will build the scheme on the Cumberland Hotel and Victoria Hall sites, which was consented in 2016, and which will provide 123 flats for private sale, alongside 54...

  • OPDC has published an Open Call briefing for Artists’ Expressions of Interest for a new project which aims to uncover, celebrate and showcase the industrial heritage of Park Royal by connecting it to the lived experience of its current communities and businesses. The Old Oak...

  • The Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation has appointed ‘We Made That’ as the Masterplanners for Park Royal Centre. The OPDC draft Local Plan formally designated the area around Park Royal Road and Coronation Road (shown in the pictures) as a new neighbourhood centre,...

  • Transport for London has begun operations at a new, purpose-built train depot at Old Oak Common in a major delivery milestone for London’s new railway, the Elizabeth line (Crossrail). The depot will house and maintain up to 42 of the line’s 70 new trains at...

  • St. Modwen has agreed the sale of its Wembley Central shopping centre to an undisclosed buyer. St Modwen had developed the Dexter Moren Associates designed 118,000 sq ft shopping centre and 86-bed Travelodge on top of Wembley Central station, completing in 2012.  Mark Allan, Chief...

  • Heathrow, Jaguar and travel services company WeKnowGroup have signed a landmark deal that will see a fleet of up to 200 fully-electric Jaguar I-PACE vehicles available to passengers for travel to and from Heathrow. The service, to roll-out in summer 2018, will create the largest...

  • Three new Emerging Entrepreneur Prizes are to be announced at Made in Brunel. At the Co-Innovate lunch at Made in Brunel on 15th June 2018 sponsor Santander will announce three new prizes. The first part of the prize is a £1,000 award for the best...

  • The Department for Transport is to hold a series of engagement events to test market interest in funding western and souhern rail links to Heathrow. The proposed link to the West Coast Main Line through a tunnel is the subject of a current Network Rail...

  • Paradigm Land has received the green light for a £125million residential development in Hounslow. The Mayfair-based developer will build 213 flats at the 100,000 sq ft site between Gunnersbury Park and the M4 flyover after receiving planning approval. The one and two-bedroom flats, that will...

  • Network Rail is to open a consultation on the western rail access to Heathrow Airport (WRATH) plans. The final round of consultation on the potential new rail link from Reading and Slough to Heathrow Airport opens on 11 May 2018. Linking the Great Western Main...

  • Local election results appear not to have changed the political landscape in West London. Barnet, a Labour target, in fact moved from no overall control to Conservative. Ealing, Brent, Harrow, Hounslow, and Hammersmith & Fulham were all Labour holds, while the Conservatives held on to...

  • The Arora Group has unveiled its plans for new terminal buildings at London Heathrow Airport, which it says will be a cheaper way of dealing with the increased number of passengers than Heathrow’s own plans. Arora Group, owned by hotelier Surinder Arora, is bidding to...

  • Plans by Redbourne for a redevelopment of the Queensbury pub site have been refused.

  • Boxpark Wembley has confirmed its first wave of retail brands.

  • The next phase of development at the BBC’s former West London headquarters will start within the next 12 months. Stanhope, with partners Mitsui Fudosan and AIMCO, are transforming the Television Centre in White City. The next £500million phase of the development will include up to 500...

  • Brentford Lock West is launching a collection of six four-bedroom townhouses at Keelson Gardens, part of the waterside development. John Robinson, Development Director at Brentford Lock West, said: “The townhouses at Keelson Gardens provide buyers with a rare opportunity to secure themselves a stunn

  • The person behind the Mini Mealtimes app has won the Entrepreneurial Barnet Competition.

  • Heathrow has made a record start to 2018 with passengers and trade flowing through Heathrow soaring to record highs.

  • Heathrow’s most popular food exports – including Scottish shortbread and smoked salmon, Welsh jam, Cornish tea and Northern Ireland drinks – are to be served at Cargo conference Multimodal in a limited edition café promoting the UK’s food exports.

  • The I Love Lunch in Hammersmith competition is to return to celebrate the best lunchtime eateries in Hammersmith town centre. From 9-23 May 2018, the public will be asked to vote online for their lunchtime food heroes in four categories: Best Pub, Best Café, Best...

  • James Brokenshire has been appointed as Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, replacing Sajid Javed following his move to the Home Office. On taking office, James Brokenshire, who is MP for Old Bexley and Sidcup, said: “I am honoured to have been...

  • Brunel University London has received over £19m from the EU’s Horizon 2020 project since 2014, new figures released by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) reveal. In total, between 2014 and 2018 the university participated in 38 Horizon 2020 projects and was...

  • Speakers from Heathrow’s expansion team told a business audience that expansion would bring great economic benefits to the local area, as well as connect the UK to global growth, with Heathrow open to, and an extension of, London.

  • The owner of Fulham FC has made an offer to buy Wembley Stadium from the Football Association. The offer is thought to be for around £500m in cash, and would allow the FA to continue to operate Club Wembley, a contract valued at around £300m....

  • London Square has ben granted consent for a 121 home development in Neasden.

  • Attendees at the West London Export Club heard about a number of export markets, including Libya and Vienam.

  • Work is progressing to the ‘Ealing Works’ hub on St James Avenue in West Ealing.

  • Heathrow Airport is launching a pitch process to encourage potential commercial development partners to share ideas on how to deliver expansion.

  • Capital & Counties is reported to be considering handing back the West Kensington and Gibbs Green Estates to Hammersmith & Fulham Council.

  • A2Dominion are consulting on revised proposals for their King Street regeneration project. The plans would produce a new cinema, a redeveloped Hammersmith Town Hall, new affordable homes. The new plans have been designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners. A planning application is expected to...

  • Heathrow Airport has agreed to fund the Heathrow Strategic Planning Group, a collaborative effort across a number of local authorities.

  • Science Minister, Sam Gyimah, has announced, as part of Indian Prime Minister Modi’s visit to the UK, that the UK will continue to grow its research partnership with India with tech-focused investments that focus on issues of global importance including agriculture, clean energy, global health...

  • An exhibition – “Heathrow: The Journey” – focussing on the history of the UK’s busiest airport, has opened at the University of West London’s campus in St Mary’s Road, Ealing.

  • Hammerson, the owner of Brent Cross shopping centre, have withdrawn their agreed offer to acquire Intu, who own the main shopping centre in Uxbridge, as well as a number of other centres across the country.

  • CLS Holdings has acquired 401 King Street for £15m.

  • Fizzy Living has launched a new 188 build to rent development in Hayes.

  • South Kilburn’s Granville is getting ready to reopen after a major refurbishment.

  • The Tricycle Theatre will reopen in September 2018 following a £7m refurbishment with a new name – Kiln Theatre.

  • Transport for London have announced plans to build 750 new homes around tube stations in Harrow. TFL will develop land surrounding Harrow-on-the-Hill station providing 600 new properties, 35 per cent of which would be “affordable”. The have also announced plans to build 150 new homes...

  • Heathrow Southern Railway has welcomed the agreement between Heathrow Airport Limited, First Group and the Department for Transport (DfT) for continued operation of the Heathrow Express.

  • Heathrow has posted its 17th consecutive record month, with 6.5 million passengers in March including its busiest departures day ever, with over 136,000 departing passengers travelling on the 30th of March, 2018. Long-haul, emerging destinations were some of the best performers, as the airport repor

  • Chiswick Park has announced the appointment of Matt Coulson as Chief Executive Officer of the operating brand Enjoy-Work. Matt will lead and develop the business strategy for the 1.8 million sq ft office development in Chiswick, managed by property management company Enjoy-Work. Matt joined Chiswick

  • Columbia Threadneedle’s The Vantage Building in Brentford has secured three new tenants.

  • The Heathrow Engineering Apprenticeships scheme is open for applications.

  • A new Uxbridge College qualification is boosting the number of Apprenticeship candidates on offer to west London businesses.

  • Jones Lang Lasalle’s Western Corridor office market report for the first quarter of 2018 shows a solid start to the year.

  • Legal & General is counsulting on plans to redevelop Brook House, in central Hammersmith, as a Premier Inn. Brook House, at 229-243 Shepherds Bush Road, just up from the gyratory, is a 1960s office block which the developers say is nearing the end of its...

  • The Arora Group has appointed Lord Grade as Chair of its London Heathrow Airport Expansion Advisory Board.

  • Plaza Premium Group will soon bring Aerotel, an international airport transit hotel brand, to Heathrow.

  • Pocket Living has broken ground at its modular build Bollo Lane development.

  • Brent Council are consulting on their plans for London Borough of Culture 2020.

  • Hammerson and Aberdeen Standard Investments, joint owners of Brent Cross, have secured National Amusements’ luxury cinema brand, Showcase Cinema de Lux, for the new £1.4bn Brent Cross extension in London.

  • A disused industrial estate in Brent will be transformed into 414 new homes after the plans were given the green light by the Council. Proposals from by NEAT Developments and Royal London Asset Management will see the vacant building on Capitol Way demolished to make...

  • Cobalt Air, Cyprus’ largest airline, has started a new daily service between Heathrow and Larnaca, re-establishing an important link last served by the former Cyprus Airways in 2015.

  • Rachel Cerfontyne has been appointed chair of the Heathrow Community Engagement Board.

  • The next phase of planning for Heathrow expansion is set to commence following the end of the first round of the Airport’s community consultation. Heathrow’s first consultation on its planning proposals for expansion saw thousands of residents visit 40 events held in local communities neighbouring..

  • The Heathrow Express rail service has been preserved to at least 2028 under a new agreement. This agreement has been approved by the Department for Transport and will see Heathrow Airport retaining the commercial aspects including marketing, ticket pricing and revenue, while FirstGroup’s Great Weste

  • Walthamstow’s Eat17 restaurant is set to open in Fulham Palace Road.

  • Barnet’s new OnSide Youth Zone will soon start taking shape with building work set to begin on the £6.5million centre.

  • Fulham FC have been given permission by Hammersmith & Fulham Council to redevelop its Riverside Stand to increase the capacity at its Craven Cottage stadium to 29,600. The work will also see the Thames Path opened for the first time, so pedestrians can walk from...

  • Harrow Council has approved its own plans for a new civic centre in Wealdstone. The council plans to move from its current site on Station Road south of Wealdstone Station to a new site in Wealdstone High Street. The plans now go to the GLA...

  • St George is to start work again on the Ealing Filmworks development on the former Empire Cinema site. Now a variation to the planning consent has been approved, building work will begin again in April, with completion on the mixed use eight screen cinema, 209 home scheme...

  • The London Borough of Ealing featured prominently again at MIPIM this year, the international property fair in Cannes, France. The authority’s delegation at the event earlier this month included council leader Julian Bell, Pat Hayes, executive director of regeneration and housing, Lucy Taylor, direc

  • The West London Alliance group of councils has been successful in its bid to persuade the Mayor of London to prioritise creating a new West London Orbital Rail Line connecting Hounslow with Cricklewood and Hendon via Old Oak, Neasden and Brent Cross. The work has...

  • Capital West London has revealed its ground-breaking plans to unite the area as one huge investment opportunity, promoting it’s combined £69billion economy to a worldwide audience. The partnership, the brainchild of the West London Alliance – made up of Barnet, Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulha