Friday, 27 November 2015

Meeting to Discuss TV Centre Development on Wednesday 2 December at 7pm

TV Centre - how it will look
Stanhope PLC, the developer who is re-developing TV Centre on Wood Lane, is organising a local neighbourhood meeting on Wednesday 2 December at 7pm. 

If you have questions about the future of this massive new development, which will change the face of our neighbourhood, or about nearby Hammersmith Park, then come along and make your voice heard.

For example, how do you feel about the massive skyscraper on screen left, which looks like it will replace the current car park structure on Wood Lane?

What is this meeting about?
The meeting is being called by Stanhope and will include the following agenda items:
  1. Current Works, including vibrations; right to light
  2. Temporary Building - Dodds Yard structure
  3. Future Plans, including Phase 2 Townhouses, TV signals
  4. Communications. Long-term works, Upcoming tasks/risks
If you can come, meet at the Gate 6 entrance, opposite Ariel Way at 7pm (see map below).

Where can I find out more about the plans for TV Centre?

Pigeon's eye view of TV Centre as proposed. 
Does Stanhope have any plans to help improve the facilities at Hammersmith Park?
Yes. The Macfarlane Road Residents' Association was recently contacted by Ron German of Stanhope, who said: 
"I can confirm we are looking to support the Council [LBH&F] in replacing the tennis courts and providing a new play area. The Council are looking at the overall funding and timetable. When plans are developed they will be consulting with residents".
Wormholt Park - neglected?

So this is, on the face of it, good news, although a timetable would be nice, since things at LBH&F rarely move swiftly.  Poor old Wormholt Park has been waiting for four years for long-overdue repairs

Ian Ross, Head of Parks at LBH&F, also recently contacted The Macfarlane Road Residents' Association, in answer to a question about the future of Hammersmith Park.

He said:
"In terms of further improvements for the park, at present the Council does not have any funding but we are exploring a number of options and are hopeful that we will be able to deliver some improvements, including to the children’s playground, in the future."

What local residents would like to know, of course, is - will this actually happen? And, if so, when? We're hoping it can be done swiftly, so that the park can be improved soon for the families and children in our neighbourhood.


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