NEWS & EVENTS

Keep up to date with our latest news and events

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23 July 2021

Launch of The Underbelly Training Academy

The Underbelly Training Academy is an exciting and unique opportunity for 18-25 year-olds resident in the London Boroughs of Hammersmith & Fulham and Kensington & Chelsea to gain an insight and practical experience in the production and staging of large-scale events and festivals.

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London Wonderground
22 July 2021

London Wonderground is open! Read the latest show reviews here

London Wonderground has officially opened! Outdoor bars, street food, fairground rides, a city beach and free entry! But let's not forget, there is an incredible programme of shows  running throughout the festival. Read the latest show reviews here.

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5 July 2021

Momentum builds for Earls Court with string of new hires

The Earls Court Development Company (ECDC) has boosted its leadership team with three new senior appointments to drive forward the plans for the future development of London’s largest cleared Zone 1 development opportunity.

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1 July 2021

London Wonderground comes to life with a gorgeous botanical wonderland known as the Pleasure Garden

Kensington & Chelsea Art Week (KCAW) have collaborated with artists Baker & Borowski to transform this meanwhile space on Warwick Road opposite Earl’s Court Underground station into a show stopping art installation.

As part of Underbelly’s London Wonderground set in the former site of the Earl’s Court Exhibition Centre, this botanical wonderland is created especially for Summer 2021. The artists’ takeover is made up of a huge 35-metre mural inspired by local wild flowers, alongside a sculptural structure and a floor design reminiscent of ‘Sumer of Love’ colours, echoing the Pleasure Gardens popular in the area during 18th century.


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28 June 2021

The launch of the Earls Court Community Fund

The Earls Court Development Company are delighted to announce the launch of the Earls Court Community Fund.

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11 June 2021

New Community Hub & Consultation

Online consultation & drop-in afternoon 23 June

The Earls Court Development Company (ECDC) is holding a drop-in session to find out more about our plans to repurpose the old marketing suite on Aisgill Avenue into a new temporary Community Hub for local residents to use.

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9 June 2021

The Court – The Summer Issue

The latest issue of the The Court has just landed.

This issue of The Court is dedicated to all things London Wonderground, the major new summer festival in Earls Court, on the former Earls Court 2 Exhibition Centre site, produced by Underbelly taking place from 15th July through to the end of September of this year. It’s also packed with stories of local interest: from articles on local history, a children’s colouring competition that could see a family winning tickets to the London Wonderground, and development news, including the launch of the new Earls Court Community Fund.

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7 June 2021

Underbelly's London Wonderground announces dazzling line-up for their new summer festival at Earls Court

London Wonderground, the major new summer festival in Earls Court, on the former Earls Court 2 Exhibition Centre site, produced by Underbelly, today announces the first shows of its spectacular 2021 programme, which sees the very best in comedy, circus, music and family entertainment across its spectacular Big Top and the iconic upside-down purple cow, Udderbelly.

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7 June 2021

Empress Place and Seven Stars

Since we bought the site from the previous owners, we have been hard at work, whether that has been returning the West Kensington and Gibbs Green Estates to Hammersmith and Fulham Council, bringing forward our consented proposals for 51 new homes at 344-350 Old Brompton Road or working with world leading live entertainment company Underbelly to bring ‘The London Wonderground’, and with it, a summer of fun to Earls Court.

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27 May 2021

Affordable accommodation available at The Seven Stars

The Earls Court Development Company is on the look-out for NHS, care staff, teachers, and other key workers to be property guardians for our Seven Stars building in West Kensington. 

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11 May 2021

The National Portrait Gallery in partnership with The Earls Court Development Company

The Earls Court Development Company are proud sponsors of The National Portrait Gallery’s Hospitals Arts Programme supporting children through Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. This partnership will provide the security to develop the programme up until 2024 and ensure the re-opening of the Gallery to the public.

 

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30 April 2021

RBKC gives green light to new housing led development at 344-350 Old Brompton Road

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Planning Committee has approved plans for the redevelopment of 344-350 Old Brompton Road, a site that had lain derelict for many years.

  • The approved Earls Court Development Company plans designed by Pilbrow & Partners will bring much-needed new homes to Earls Court
  • Delivering 51 new homes for rent including 23 affordable homes and flexible ground floor commercial spaces opposite West Brompton Station
  • The all electric building using air-source heat pumps will use no fossil fuels and see a 57% reduction in operational energy use compared to current building regulations

 

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21 April 2021

The Court - The Spring Issue

The Latest issue of The Court has just landed - The Spring Issue.

This issue of The Court is packed with stories of local interest: from articles on local history, tributes to local legend Duggie Fields, charity updates and development news, including an interview with Nathan Watt, Development Director for Delancey and Project Lead for The Earls Court Development Company. 

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20 April 2021

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.

 

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9 April 2021

344-350 Old Brompton Road: The facts on housing and affordability

The development proposal that has been submitted to RBKC for determination has benefitted from substantial consultation with a variety of neighbours, businesses, stakeholders, and resident societies to hear their thoughts and feedback.

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8 April 2021

React News catches up with Rob Heasman, CEO of The Earls Court Development Company

Read the full article written by Jessica Middleton-Pugh at React News, the piece is also available on the React News website here where you can also subscribe. 

 

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19 March 2021

Exploratory Works 344-350 Old Brompton Road

As you may be aware, following a comprehensive programme of local community and stakeholder consultation, we recently submitted a planning application to the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea to redevelop this long derelict site opposite West Brompton station. We want to transform this vacant site into a new building that will deliver 51 much needed new homes for rent, of which 23 will be affordable homes, together with a range of flexible ground floor spaces that could become cafes, shops or arts spaces. The building, designed by Pilbrow and Partners, features a range of innovative sustainability measures, including the use of air-source heat pumps instead of gas boilers, and rooftop solar panels, which will deliver a building that results in 55% less carbon emissions than if it was built to the current Building Regulations.

 

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12 March 2021

Structural repair works to commence on site

The Earls Court Development Company (ECDC) have been listening carefully to the feedback received from the many conversations we have had with our neighbours over the past 12 months. We have heard your ambitions to see parts of this long-closed Earls Court site opened again for public use loud and clear. Now that the Government has confirmed the route map out of current Lockdown restrictions, we are excited to be working on proposals to enliven different parts of the site this year.

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12 February 2021

Warwick Road hoarding temporarily removed

The Earls Court Development Company (ECDC) have temporarily removed the hoarding along Warwick Road. This is to accommodate some structural repair works on the Earls Court site. The works are being carried out on the apron of Warwick Road, opposite the entrance to Earls Court underground station. The hoarding has been replaced by temporary Heras fencing to maintain site security and we hope to brand these in the coming weeks and we have submitted an application to RBKC for advertising consent for these branded designs.

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9 February 2021

Read the latest issue from The Court - The Creative Issue!

In this issue of The Court we meet inspirational people that are making a real difference in our neighbourhood. Art, culture, drama, music and creativity abounds as we move into happier times in 2021. Discover more about the past, present and future of our neighbourhood. The Court meets the new CEO of the Earls Court Development Company, and Neil McPherson, local theatre director and historian, tells tales of a troubled past that will inspire optimism as we emerge from our very own winter of discontent.

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14 January 2021

Application for 344-350 Old Brompton Road submitted

We have now submitted a formal planning application to the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) for the redevelopment of 344-350 Old Brompton Road, which comprises the combined site of the former Tournament pub and the buildings opposite West Brompton Station

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14 December 2020

The Earls Court Development Company launches its own educational workbooks for children

The Earls Court Development Company is delighted to offer its very own educational workbooks for children, created in association with education specialist iChild. The workbooks will support to re-engage children and families in learning about redevelopment and to celebrate the local community and history of Earls Court. They have been designed to teach children both in the classroom and at home, and several local schools have already signed up to take part in the initiative.

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3 December 2020

Hoardings installed along Old Brompton Road

We’re excited that brand new hoardings have been installed along Old Brompton Road as we continue to make progress on site. 

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2 December 2020

Read the latest issue from The Court - The Christmas Issue!

This Festive Issue we discover community Christmas events to look forward to, meet dedicated local volunteers that are supporting those in serious need this festive season, and speak to the Earl’s Court Society’s Chairman, Malcolm Spalding, to find out how he and his team support and protect our favourite neighbourhood.

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26 November 2020

Making Neighbourliness Mutual in Kensington & Chelsea

One thousand five hundred local resident-volunteers ready to support their neighbours. Up to fifty volunteers are active on a daily basis across Kensington and Chelsea. If that isn’t a local mobilisation, we don’t know what is.

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26 November 2020

Great local cafes, restaurants and takeaways

Support local businesses and treat yourself to a world of delicious dishes, farm fresh produce and gourmet delights.

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25 November 2020

Christmas In Earls Court

As the days get darker and the evenings colder, it is heartening to hear news that local companies, charities and volunteer groups are working together to bring light and laughter to our lives this Festive season.

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6 October 2020

The Court – The Film Issue!

In this October/November edition of The Court, they focus on how important is to think, act and be positive about your personal future and that of our community. They share ways we, as a community can support local businesses, join crowdfunding campaigns for treasured entertainment venues and how to be a good neighbour to those in need. The Court also meet with the Earls Court Film Festival to find out about their first ever series of short film screenings, hosted from 20-28 October 2020.

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6 October 2020

ECDC sponsor the Earls Court Global Online Film Festival 2020

This year we are pleased to announce that The Earls Court Development Company are sponsoring the Earls Court Film Festival, which is now in its 6th year. This year’s event will be taking place online due to COVID-19 and will be available globally.

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30 September 2020

Into The Woods

The Earls Court Development Company were delighted to support The Earls Courtiers fantastic production of ‘Into The Woods’ a couple of weeks ago.

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29 September 2020

Rob Heasman appointed as CEO

We are pleased to announce the recent appointment of Rob Heasman as the CEO of The Earls Court Development Company (ECDC). As you’re aware, our ambition for Earls Court is to create a sustainable development which is mindful of the local environment, working with the community every step of the way.

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25 August 2020

The Court – The Gift of Giving Issue!

In this August/September edition of The Court, they share some incredible stories of challenge and hope, to celebrate the Local Lockdown Heroes who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to support the minds, bodies and souls of vulnerable people of all ages in our neighbourhood.

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25 August 2020

West Brompton Crossing launches new website!

We are excited to let you know that West Brompton Crossing, our popular pop-up high street shopping and foodie destination on Lillie Road, has just launched a new website.

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27 July 2020

The Earls Court Farmers Market

The Earls Court Development Company are delighted to be hosting The Earls Court Farmers Market for the next four Sundays, (2nd August to 23rd August) 10am – 2pm, outside our Project Rooms on Empress Place.

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23 July 2020

The Earls Court Development Company continues community consultation for the 344-350 Old Brompton Road site

The second round of consultation for the redevelopment of 344-350 Old Brompton Road is now live. In order to have your say and share your ideas on our proposals for the site, please join our virtual consultation where you can speak to our project team and ask any questions you may have.

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25 June 2020

The Court - The great indoors issue!

Now, more than ever, it is important to think local, shop local and stay local, this issue of The Court celebrates some of the local heroes have been keeping things going, supporting the community and providing support for mind, body and soul.

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22 June 2020

The Earls Court Development Company appoints Hawkins\Brown and Studio Egret West as joint masterplan architects

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Hawkins\Brown and Studio Egret West as the principal masterplan architects for the Earls Court development site. The appointment is a 50/50 collaboration between Hawkins\Brown and Studio Egret West. The London based firms will support The Earls Court Development Company in seeking to deliver a masterplan that sets a new global standard for a sustainable and vibrant mixed-use development. The ambition is greater than the provision of buildings alone: it is to create an environment that is reintegrated with its surroundings for the first time in 100 years and in doing so embraces the hopes and aspirations for the local community and the area.

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9 June 2020

The Earls Court Development Company starts community consultation for the 344-350 Old Brompton Road site

The Earls Court Development Company are bringing forward proposals for the redevelopment of 344-350 Old Brompton Road, which comprises the combined site of the former Tournament pub and the buildings opposite West Brompton Station

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6 April 2020

The virtual Earls Court Community Hub launches to bring together community aid and initiatives, in the midst of Covid-19

The Earls Court Development Company launched their virtual Community Hub today for all members of the local community to participate in wellbeing, health and arts and crafts classes, while being confined to their homes.

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3 April 2020

The Court

The Earls Court Development Company are proud patrons of The Court, and the latest issue has just landed! It includes the latest news on the launch of a local social history project, the ambition for the Earls Court development site and an overview of the area’s new Business Forum.

If you would like to be added to the mailing list for The Court, please e-mail editor@thecourt.london

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7 March 2020

Community Open Day

On Saturday 7th March from 10am-12:30pm, The Earls Court Development Company hosted its first open morning. This was a chance for the local community to meet members of the new Earls Court project team and share their views on the area.

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