What is the White City Central Project?
Working with the community, the council have produced a plan to re-design the central area of the White City Estate between India Way and Canada Way. Some of the plots within the area are not currently in use, while others provide brilliant services to the local community.
We are not proposing to demolish any existing homes. The council is leading on this project. No private developers are involved.
We began working with residents and community organisations in September 2020. Feedback from more than 1000 local people has shaped the plans to provide much needed new homes whilst re-providing new, future-proof and accessible community facilities, play space and landscaping.
This mixed development creates:
268 new homes, half genuinely affordable: 81 Social rent homes and 53 shared ownership homes. 134 homes will be sold by the council. The project would not be possible without the sale of these private homes. As well as helping pay for the affordable housing, the sale of private homes also funds amazing new facilities and outdoor areas:
New community hub designed with local organisations including large hall, cafe + teaching kitchen, workshop, play centre, family centre, and housing office.
New nursery and forest school designed with Randolph Beresford Nursery and governors.
New outdoor areas designed with local residents and young people:
Public, accessible adventure playground,
Re-imagined Bridget Joyce Square,
Outdoor gym and play courtyards
A community garden, and a shared, managed nature garden.
What is being proposed?
A planning application will be submitted this summer. If approved, construction work would happen in two phases.
Phase 1- Summer 2024-Summer 2026
The former health centre on Bridget Joyce Square would be refurbished as a temporary community hub. White City community centre, Randolph Beresford Family Anexxe, One o’clock club and the North Area Housing office would move in and continue to deliver services from there. Randolph Beresford Nursery would remain in their existing building. This would allow the first phase in the north of the site to be built without impacting on existing services.
Phase 2- Summer 2026- Summer 2028
Once the new nursery and community hub are completed, these services would move into their new buildings and the southern part of the site would be constructed.
The council will keep residents informed and involved throughout the construction process and will work with a construction working group to make sure building work happens in a way to minimise the disruption for surrounding residents as much as possible. Contact Kelvin for more info and to join this group: Kelvin.Tame@lbhf.gov.uk