Major Development Planned For Chiswick High Road

Flats and retail planned for "high quality" site opposite Turnham Green

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A large development of shops and apartments is planned for Chiswick High Road opposite Turnham Green.

The site, a 1.3 acre plot on a stretch of the High Road east of the Packhorse and almost up to Villagio, has been bought by international property development company Lend Lease, the company involved in the Bluewater shopping centre in Kent. It includes a number of empty retail units and the vacant eleven-storey office tower.

The news revives speculation about redevelopment in the area. Two years ago plans to relocate Sainsbury to the front of the High Road opposite Turnham Green were revealed but the project never got off the ground.

Lend Lease said it would apply for all necessary planning permissions later this year to create “a high-quality development which enhances the local environment with the potential to provide both residential and retail space for the local community”.

The 1.3 acre site, at 408-430 Chiswick High Road, was acquired last week by Lend Lease. It comprises 69,000 square feet of existing buildings, including the 11-storey vacant office tower and seven retail units. Local sources said the tower-block was destined to be turned into apartments, while upmarket boutiques and shops would be introduced into the vacant retail units.

 Dan Labbad, Lend Lease’s Group Chief Operating Officer and Chief Executive in Europe, said: “We are delighted to have acquired this outstanding site in a prime West London location.”

March 5, 2014