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May 2014 - Shepherd's Bush - Major Developments

Posted on Tuesday, July 15, 2014

As I'm sure you're aware the Shepherd's Bush area will be undergoing further major redevelopment and improvements, with two complex projects at the BBC Television Centre and Shepherd's Bush Market. 

Updated plans for the redevelopment of BBC Television Centre have been revealed to local residents in a series of public exhibitions, which took place last week by the main gate of the centre on Wood Lane.

During the next 12 months major construction will begin and the Television Centre will be transformed into a mixed-use development with the famous forecourt remodelled and for the first time opened up to the public. The development will consist of office and studio space for the BBC, new entertainment and leisure facilities, public open space, offices and a hotel along with new pedestrian routes through to Hammersmith Park and beyond. The design also includes a media business hub, around 1,000 new homes, a cinema, gym, restaurants and cafes. 

Soho House are also part of this exciting new development bringing further realisation of Shepherds Bush being a microcosm of the best parts of Central London. 

Work is also set to commence on the £150m mixed-use regeneration of the important and historic Shepherd's Bush Market, which is a complex and lengthy development and if all goes according to plan work will start in the summer, although these plans are being met with resistance from some of the businesses and stall holders. A public enquiry was launched and is due to begin in the High Court later this month. 

The developers plan to rejuvenate the 98-year-old market as part of an ambitious project that will demolish all existing buildings, refurbish and enhance the market, construct up to 212 residential units, including 194 flats over four blocks, 13 mews-style houses to the rear of Pennard Road properties and 5 live/work units. The new buildings will range from 2-9 storeys in height. The redevelopment of the site will also include shops, recreated bars, restaurants, market space and at the Uxbridge Road end of the market a new public square will provide the setting for the refurbished Bush Theatre.