Tuesday, 6 October 2015

What Will BBC White City Look Like?

To see what the new BBC White City development will look like, read this detailed article at HomesandProperty.com - which gives a full flavour of just how big this new project is.

Financed by Japanese investors and built by Stanhope, BBC White City will feature 5,000 new homes - the biggest new neighbourhood in London.

White City as you know it, is about to change completely. The whole area is being developed, not just the BBC, but also Westfield, the old M&S Warehouse area to its north, and the area north of the Westway which is being developed by Imperial College.  The landscape of Wood Lane is now completely dominated by huge cranes.

Some of the most interesting things about the BBC White City development include:
  • 5,000 new homes, many with "50s retro interiors"
  • 142 "affordable" flats, for local people, sold at a 75% discount to market value. 
  • Prices start at £650k for a one bedroom flat
  • £7 million for a penthouse with terrace. 
  • 10 "affordable" rental units.
  • Soho House private members club with a rooftop pool
  • Phase 1 complete in December 2017
  • Final phase complete in 2025.
So, a huge new development, and a massive investment in our area - but don't hold your breath. There will be a ten year wait until completion. That's ten years of noise, disruption and general aggravation, especially for those unfortunate souls whose houses look out over Hammersmith Park and will experience a decade of digging and grinding.

Will it all be worth it? Probably.  Especially for those lucky few who get a brand new flat at a 75% discount.

Add me to the list!


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