Earls Court’s £8 billion regeneration plans revealed | 25 November 2013
The plans for the ambitious £8 billion regeneration of Earls Court have been revealed by the developers, who aim to create a brand new high street for the area, as well as providing much-needed new homes and green space.
According to standard.co.uk, the 77 acre site will see the addition of a brand new high street as part of the first phase of development.
In addition to the new retail space, the scheme will also see the development of “lost river park” which will be placed in the middle of the site and spread across five acres. The green space is mostly for residents but around three acres of it will be open to the public too.
Development director at developers Capco, Gary Yardley, explained the ideas behind the new space.
“We are trying to create the quality of the best green spaces you find in London, it is a modern interpretation of the best parts of local areas in Kensington, Chelsea and Fulham,” he said.
Andy Sturgeon, who was named ‘Best in Show’ at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 2010 will be in charge of the park’s landscaping. Over 450 new trees and 20,000 flowers and shrubs will be planted on the new site.
When all three stages are complete, the demolition of the Earls Court exhibition building will provide 7,500 new homes and create 12,000 more jobs, reports jacksons-security.co.uk.
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