The Earls Court Development Company (ECDC) unveiled its draft plan to bring the wonder back to Earls Court. The redevelopment aims to reinstate the 40-acre site in Zone 1 London as a destination for entertainment, innovation, and excitement.
The plan would deliver up to 4500 homes. The landscape-led development aims to go beyond net zero and become a climate-positive neighbourhood.
Rob Heasman, CEO of ECDC said: “We want to create a place which reinstates wonder in this incredible part of London. We will help to create a more inclusive and equitable piece of the city with homes for all incomes and stages of life, and thousands of jobs from training to start up to scale up.
“The development will integrate culture and public realm throughout, responding to the number one stated desire from local people; to have green and open spaces across the site. We have an ambition to be a global exemplar of responsible, sustainable development, putting people’s health and well-being first.”
40% of the land has buildings on it, with the goal of prioritising the streetscape and public open spaces. Landscaped piazzas, play space and public gardens at the entrances will connect through a network of pedestrianised streets and spaces to a park at the heart of the site.
The masterplan will evolve over the course of 2023 with a planning application due to be submitted by the end of the year. The first phase of development, comprising 1300 homes, the park and vital east-west connections will commence in 2025.