Create Streets and the local community developed an alternative high level scheme for Empress Place in Earl’s Court, with Francis Terry and Associates.
It is high density with a comparable amount of housing to the existing proposed scheme, or potentially rather more depending on unit mix and number of storeys. It involves no demolition of much-loved historic housing and pubs, links the historic street seamlessly into the wider Capital & Counties Properties PLC (Capco) masterplan for the area, and was enthusiastically welcomed by members of the local community.
Save Empress Place Campaign
“What a beautiful and refreshing change to the characterless concrete and glass blocks proposed by Capco! Why can’t we have this instead of yet more tedious residential warehousing? It would enhance the charm and attractiveness of our neighbourhood as well as provide much needed additional housing.”
Keith Drew, Chair of West Ken Gibbs Green Community Homes