Ambitious Plans for the Redevelopment of Shepherds Bush Market Move a Step Closer

News at Kerr & Co | 24/04/2023

Ambitious Plans for the Redevelopment of Shepherds Bush Market Move a Step Closer

Ambitious Plans for the Redevelopment of Shepherds Bush Market and the surrounding areas move a step closer. The consultation period with locals and businessess over the last 6 months are almost complete and Yoo Capital are close to submitting their sensitive plans for vibrant and iconic part of London.  
Yoo Capital are experianced in preserving important features in historical areas and are currently redeveloping Olymipia Exhibition Centre in partnership with Future Olympia. 

Public consultation on the proposals began in Shepherds Bush on 15th October 2022 and have been on going, the proposals have moved on as they joined up with The Hammersmith Society - a Civic Society who's aim is to preserve and enhance the local architecture surrounding environment. 

Shepherds Bush Market is one of London's oldest markets, The existing market opened for business in around 1914. and has survived the bombings of two World Wars, changes in consumer shopping habits, the growth of large shopping centres and the boom of internet shopping .  One of Shepherds bush's strenghts has been its strong community hub and transport networks especially with the Railway which is still significant in this part of London connecting Hammersmith, Notting Hill, Chiswick and routes to central London and the rest of the country.

The Development

The developer has been working with the stallholders to rejuvenate the market area, tidying up the overall layout, installing all-weather protection on the Viaduct side and on the east side tucking the stalls under the deck of the new buildings. New gateways are planned at the Goldhawk Road and Uxbridge Road Market entrances, making it accessable for all, as well as new ground paving, and new lighting to enhance the retail experiance creating a more contemporary retail facility whilst maintaining the vibrant market character.

The Market Area :

  • The redevelopment of the Old Laundry site and the triangular area behind the east side of the market and Goldhawk Road.
  • The upgrade and renewal of the market facilities.


The Old Laundry site:

  • A mixed-use commercial building, proposing of 6 upper floors, a ground floor and mezzanine, a full basement floor, together providing office space for local businesses and Imperial College research facilities. This building is due to be the same height as the Dorsett Hotel.
  • A new building located on the north end of the site, a smaller building providing 40 affordable flats in 5 upper floors and ground floor. In addition there will be 2-storey shop terraces of Goldhawk Road, and 2 & 3-storey residential terraces of Pennard Road.
  • This development of the Old Laundry Yard is highly sensitive to the need of social housing in the area.


Key dates and History of Shepherds Bush 

  • Shepherds Bush Market can be traced back to the 12th century with the surrounding area and the Green originally a pasture for shepherds on their way to Smithfield market
  • 1844 the West London Railway officially opened then in 1864 the Metropolitan Railway opened the Original Shepherd's Bush station,
  • 1903 the west side of Shepherd's Bush Green became the home of the Shepherd's Bush Empire, a music hall whose early performers included Charlie Chaplin.
  • 1908 Shepherd's Bush became one of the principal sites for the Summer Olympics and hosted the Franco-British Exhibition which attracted 8 million visitors
  • 1915 the 'Gaumont Film Company' constructed Lime Grove Studio and haled as the first Studios to produce films and then came home to the BBC before their major move to the purpose built White City campus.
  • 1950's onwards The Westway and the M41 spur (now the West Cross Route) to the M40 motorway was complete, many of the victorian streets were demolished and cut Shepherds Bush from Notting Hill
  • Thames Water Tower constructed a 18m glass covered tower within Shepherds Bush Roundabout and is an iconic land mark and a barometer. The historic tower was designed and built by architects Brookes Stacey Randall Fursdon in 1994. All water is fully recycled within the tower which is a prototype for an environmentally responsive building.
  • In 2008 the Westfield London shopping centre opened and reported to be the largest shopping centre in London, and the third-largest in Britain.
We are excited for Shepherds Bush and its next chapter - for more information see below.

Consultation will continue until the proposals are submitted which will be in the next couple of weeks. If you would like to give your feedback, please email or call 07539 096459.
Find out more Shepherds Bush Market Plans