Getting started on site 

We’re beginning to develop our plan for the whole Earls Court site. This will take time, because we want to get it right, in full collaboration with the local community.

But we know the site cannot sit idle and we know people want progress. 

When we bought the Earls Court development site we inherited a number of derelict buildings and empty spaces. With the timetable to move out of lockdown underway, we are doing everything we can to open the site up in time for summer, creating jobs and economic activity.

Thinking longer term, we’re drawing up a brand-new plan for the site under our ownership, taking a new approach to how it will develop. We want the future of Earls Court to be shaped by local people and we will be engaging with you to hear your views, suggestions and priorities for what comes next. We would like to hear your early thoughts on what you’d like to see. Please give your views on our dedicated consultation website.

Bringing the Earls Court site back to life this summer

Through many conversations over the past year we have heard your desire to see the Earls Court development site, closed off for far too long, opened up. We’ve heard you’d like to see things like food markets, theatre, music and other activities take place and so in response to what you’ve said, we’re excited to let you know about what we have been busy working on bringing to the site this summer.

Safety is our top priority, and whilst the plans have social distancing built in, they remain contingent on the latest guidelines and solving the tricky logistics of bringing these projects forward, including securing planning permission for these temporary events.

We are looking forward to welcoming you back, celebrating Earl's Court’s cultural heritage and vitality with a summer of fun!

Find out more: 

On Monday 26th April 2021, we hosted a virtual webinar to run through our plans to bring the site back to life this summer, including a Q&A session. If you missed it you can catch up here:

Activating spaces and places

London Wonderground at Earls Court

World-leading live entertainment company Underbelly has arrived on the Earls Court site. Underbelly have been present at the world-renowned Edinburgh Festival Fringe since 2000, and for the last 11 years have run Underbelly Festival on the Southbank, as well as producing Christmas in Leicester Square, West End Live and Pride in London. Underbelly are showcasing a range of comedy, circus and theatre all taking place in the famous upside-down cow and big top, alongside vintage rides, a beach, independent street food traders, summer drinks, a bandstand featuring local musicians and much, much more. London Wonderground will run until September 2021 on the site formerly home to Earls Court 2, accessed via Empress Place. There will be something for everyone this summer at Earls Court!

Click here to find out more.

For any questions or concerns, please click here to view the FAQ.

A new public space opposite Earl’s Court Underground Station

We have also opened up part of the long-closed site on Warwick Road, where the former entrance to the Exhibition Centre was. Creating a temporary space for people to enjoy. We’re a proud sponsor of the Kensington + Chelsea Festival who have worked with Underbelly to bring an exciting art installation to mark this space. We will be inviting ideas from the community over the summer on the subsequent plans for this space.

The return of The Prince and West Brompton Crossing

Our range of shops and places to eat and drink at West Brompton Crossing and The Prince have re-opened. Come down and visit London’s biggest pub garden with some of the best independent eateries in the city, alongside our carefully curated independent retailers, artists and artisans who look forward to welcoming you back.

See more at westbromptoncrossing.com

Other initiatives open include:

Dads House foodbank at West Brompton Crossing

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic and these uncertain times, we were delighted to offer local charity Dads House a unit at West Brompton Crossing, to use as a foodbank and distribution centre for those who need it most. The foodbank is open to anyone that needs a helping hand and the charity will also deliver to residents in Kensington and Chelsea and Hammersmith and Fulham. To find out more visit dadshouse.org.uk

Covid-19 Task Force

Part of the site is also currently being used by the Mayor’s Office for Police and Crime (MOPAC) for officers participating in the Covid-19 Task Force to park their cars.

Transport for London – Construction Hub

TfL is working in partnership with industry and government through the Construction Skills Fund, offering fully-funded pre-employment programmes to provide key skills and training, as well as a taste of working in the construction industry.

The Construction Hub is closed and will re-open when the current restrictions are lifted. Find out more here

 

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