Opportunity Area

Where is it?

The Earls Court Opportunity Area is a huge tract of land covering 77 acres on the western edge of central London. It spans the boundaries of the boroughs of Hammersmith & Fulham and Kensington & Chelsea and its borders run along Warwick Road to the east, Lillie Road to the south, North End Road to the west and West Cromwell Road (the A4) to the north. 

Who owns it?

The land is largely owned by the three potential partners involved in The Earls Court Project – EC Properties LP (a wholly owned subsidiary of Capco), the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham and Transport for London. The Earls Court exhibition centre and its car park on Seagrave Road (owned by EC Properties LP), the West Kensington and Gibbs Green housing estates (subject to a Conditional Land Sale Agreement between Capco and the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham), and the Lillie Bridge rail depot (owned by Transport for London) are currently included in the development site.

 

What's the CLSA?

The CLSA is the Conditional Land Sale Agreement between EC Properties LP and the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham (LBHF) which was consented by the Government in April 2013. The agreement enables the inclusion of the West Kensington and Gibbs Green estates in the Earls Court Masterplan.

Under the terms of the CLSA, all qualifying residents of the estates will be offered a new home within the development.

 

Why here?

Like all major cities, London is constantly evolving. The Earls Court Project Area offers a rare opportunity to provide around 7,500 much-needed new homes and 10,000 new jobs for Londoners in the 21st century.

This vast plot is perfectly located near to the centre of the city and the A4 motorway to Heathrow Airport, and as you’ll see from the map above it already has excellent transport links with three existing Underground stations and one Overground station plus numerous bus services.

You’ll find more details about the potential benefits of the development and how it forms part of the Mayor’s London Plan in our Benefits section.

 

What happens next?

Outline planning permission for our Masterplan has been formally approved by the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham, the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea and the Mayor of London. We will, however, be submitting many more detailed planning applications in the years to come that will include design and architecture. If you live in the area, you will have the chance to voice your comments and concerns at future public consultation events and drop-in sessions.

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