Next phase of Earls Court development will create gateway on site of former centre
The new square, to be built on the site of the now demolished Earls Court Exhibition Centre, The Exhibition Square plans will form the eastern gateway to the development and its new high street, including a public square and gardens, shown here, plus a hotel, offices and an entrance to Earls Court Underground station.
Exhibition Square is the latest part of the consented Earls Court Masterplan created by Sir Terry Farrell to receive detailed consent. The detailed designs were brought forward for consultation by Earls Court Partnership Limited, the joint venture between Capco and Transport for London, in summer 2016.
The Exhibition Square plans include two buildings designed by architect KPF creating a hotel and office space, alongside open public realm at the start of a new High Street that will connect North End Road in the west to Warwick Road in the east, with green space created in the adjacent Exhibition Square Gardens.
Mike Hood, Group Development Director, Earls Court said: " Our detailed plans for Exhibition Square would provide an important gateway to the scheme and mean that the entirety of Earls Court Village, the first of four new urban villages at Earls Court, has received full detailed consent."
You can find out more this Saturday, 11 February at The Earls Court Project Room an exhibition and consultation venue where the story of Earls Court past, present and future is explored through architectural models and video installations.
The Project Rooms is open to visitors on the second Saturday of every month between 10am and 4pm. Visitors can explore all the usual installations, as well as chat with the project team about any aspect of the development while enjoying fun and family-friendly activities.
The team say everybody is welcome and entrance is free, with crafting experts on-hand from 11am-1pm and from 2pm-4pm.
Details can be found on the website www.myearlscourt.com
This news about Exhibition Square comes as Capco are signalling greater ambitions for the Earls Court development.
They have submitted representation to the Mayor of London’s London Plan consultation, showing how the site could accommodate up to 10,000 homes, many more than already planned.
These plans are being put forward despite developer Capco admitting last year to being hit by uncertainties over Brexit, with the value of shares tumbling and sales of apartments at its existing phase at Lillie Square in Seagrave Road slowing to a halt.
February 10, 2017