Capital & Counties submit Earls Court housing plans
CAPITAL & COUNTIES Properties submitted plans yesterday for the £8bn redevelopment of Earls Court site in West London.
EC Properties, a subsidiary of CapCo, presented planning applications to Hammersmith and Fulham council to demolish the 77-acre site in West Kensington – which includes the Earls Court Exhibition Centre – and replace it with 7,500 new homes.
The master plan, drawn up by the architect Sir Terry Farrell, also envisions offices and retail space as well as a new primary school, a library, health centre and 23.5 acres of public open space.
The 11.4m square foot development is set to create more than 12,000 jobs.
If approved, building work could start as soon as 2012, though current residents have expressed anger at the new scheme.