What's Happening on Site

What's Happening on Site

Underbelly Festival: 13 May – 16 July

Last summer, over 114,000 people were entertained by almost 200 shows, performances, dance acts, comedy and much more. From this May, Underbelly is coming back to the site with an initial 10 week run. The famous ‘Udderbelly’ upside-down inflatable purple cow will return, along with a brand-new pop-up venue called the ‘Studio’ – seating 80 people, this will be suitable to host a range of talks, performances, community events and other activities. To find out more and to purchase tickets, please click here.

 

Empress Studios, Empress Place

We are working with This is Projekt to turn six derelict Victorian Townhouses on Empress Place into 8,500 sq ft of workspace for creatives and innovators, who live and/or work in Hammersmith & Fulham and Kensington & Chelsea.

Planning permission has been granted for upwards of 30 new spaces, that will be created to provide affordable studio and office spaces supporting the arts and science industries. See more here.

The first tenants started moving into Empress Studios in May.

Community Hub - Soft Launch - 31 May

We are transforming the former replacement homes suite next to Gibbs Green Estate on Aisgill Avenue into a brand-new Community Hub that can host a range of activities including classes, gardening, workshops and much more. The Hub is a flexible space designed to be run by and for the local residents.

We are hosting a soft launch of the Community Hub on Tuesday 31 May from 3pm - 7pm. There will be a host of fun activities for all the family, refreshments and entertainment - and all for free. No need to RSVP - head to 1A Aisgill Avenue, West Kensington, W149NF. 

If you are interested in using this space, or would like to know more about future classes/ courses at the Hub please email us at: info@earlscourtdevco.com

 

COMING SOON: Immersive theatre to the former Mannequin Factory

We are working on bringing an exciting new attraction that fuses theatre, dining and performance to the former Mannequin Factory in West Kensington and will be announcing more details shortly.

 

Lillie Road shops and ‘The Crossing

Our pop-up high street on Lillie Road, is home to London’s biggest pub garden and some of the best eateries in the city at The Prince, alongside a curated mix of independent retailers and artisans.

‘The Crossing’, is a free, temporary retail space on the high street that aims to support and grow new local businesses by offering a pressure-free environment in which to learn how to promote and sell their products. Find out more about the space and how to apply to use the space here.

 

Empress Place West and Seven Stars

Last summer we refurbished and brought homes on Empress Place and Seven Stars back into use at discounted rents for key workers and people on low incomes. 

 

The Skills Hub

Transport for London 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 Skills Hub, located adjacent to our Community Hub, offers a range of courses including a programme for young people to enter the construction sector, and the opportunity to take CSCS tests. Find out more here.


SUMMER 2021 - The Pleasure Garden, Warwick Road Apron

Last summer ECDC opened up part of the site on Warwick Road, where the former entrance to the Exhibition Centre used to be. This temporary space played host to an art installation ‘The Pleasure Garden’, created in partnership with the Kensington + Chelsea Festival, and Underbelly.

We are now starting to explore ideas on how this space can best be used next. We want the future of this space, which we call ‘Warwick Road Apron’ to be shaped by the local community and so we are asking for your ideas and suggestions – get in touch if you have a great idea!

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