Developer to build 1,465 homes on warehouse site in west London

White City Berkeley

St James’ huge White City residential development in west London has been given the green light by Hammersmith & Fulham council.

The developer, part of the Berkeley Group, will transform a 10-acre Marks & Spencer warehouse site into 1,465 homes set around a four-acre public park.

The scheme will also include commercial, office, community and leisure space, and will be connected to the Westfield London shopping centre via a new bridge across the London Underground Central line.

It is thought that the development will generate £615m of investment, create 620 jobs in construction, 350 permanent jobs on completion, and deliver just over 30% affordable housing on and off site.

The site, which St James bought for about £100m, is due to be vacated in July 2016 and construction is planned to start shortly after. The scheme will be delivered in several phases over a 15-year period.