White City mixed-use scheme gets the go ahead

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UK: Work is set to start this month on a £150 million mixed-use scheme in west London.

The not-for-profit scheme by Hammersmith and Fulham Council and national education charity Ark will create 132 affordable homes, a new primary school, nursery and adult education centre, and a youth zone.

Called EdCity, the mixed-use development will also include a 100,000 square foot office building. The project will be carried out in two phases, with initial work on the 3.6-acre site starting this month.

Hammersmith and Fulham Council leader Stephen Cowan said: “This project will bring tangible benefits to the local community, with a new school and nursery, a youth zone and improved adult education services. There will be new, affordable homes for local people, improvements to public areas and jobs will be relocated here. Partnerships are a central feature of our industrial strategy benefiting this previously-neglected part of the borough, so I am delighted we can now get this work under way.”

Ark chief executive Lucy Heller said: “These exciting plans will bring significant improvements to education provision in White City, including a new building for pupils at Ark Swift primary school. Alongside other community facilities, the scheme will also provide a new home for Ark to support our work with schools and ventures across the country and to foster collaboration with other organisations working in the wider education system.”

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