New plans to replace Earls Court Arena with new homes will create 1,500 new jobs
The Earls Court Project, which is being planned by owners EC&O, Transport for London and Hammersmith and Fulham Council and designed by Terry Farrell & Partners, will take place after the 2012 Olympic Games finish, as the arena is expected to host the volleyball competition in next year’s Games.
The plans involve transforming the 77-acre Earls Court site from an arena into “four villages and a high street”, involving the construction of 7,500 homes.
The work on the Earls Court project is expected to create 1,500 construction jobs in London, according to Capital and Counties, who are developing the project.
The Earls Court Exhibition Arena has been open since 1937 but is scheduled to close after the Olympics next year.
Cllr Stephen Greenhalgh, who is the council leader for Hammersmith & Fulham, said in a statement that, “this proposal is a once in a lifetime opportunity for us to build new homes for residents and offer affordable properties to the thousands of people struggling to buy a home without leaving the borough.”
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