Tue 30 Sep 2008
For what seems like an eternity the gigantic WestfieldLondon building site that has been an eye sore and the cause of much debate and congestion is finally nearing completion and at last we can see with our own eyes what all the fuss is about.
Shepherds Bush Station has to be the best looking tube/rail station in London and the sheer scale of this 21st century mega structure dedicated for the sole pleasure of shopping and eating will without a doubt draw people to this area in huge numbers.
The question for us living and working in the immediate area is of course What effect will it have on us? and seeing the end result I can only say it has to be a huge positive.
Not only is this wonder of modern architecture comparable with some of the worlds most impressive (I believe the atrium is the size of a football pitch), it will create 7000 new jobs for residents in the area and I understand a further 1 billion of investment monies will be injected into the surrounding area over the next 10 years.
What immediate impact this will have on property prices is difficult to say in the current climate but long term an areas prosperity is governed but its local amenities and desirability.
On top of transport links ideal for anyone looking for a quick commute into Central London or the international traveller needing easy access to Heathrow & Gatwick airports, Brook Green, Brackenbury Village and surrounding enclaves offer residents some of the best schooling, dining and social establishments in West London.
Add to this Europes largest, most exclusive inner-city shopping centre and I could be excused for my biased optimism!!!!
Written by Paul Price, Sales Manager of the Brook Green office