CBRE Borough Guide: Hammersmith & Fulham
Hammersmith & Fulham has always been a popular residential choice for Londoners, offering a village lifestyle, riverside parks and proximity to all the amenities and shops in neighbouring Kensington & Chelsea. Regeneration is currently taking place in the north of the borough at White City. Covering almost 270 acres, White City is receiving £8bn of investment which will bring 6,000 new homes, 2 million sq ft of office space and create 10,000 jobs. Westfield shopping centre will undergo a £1bn extension and new educational institutions are joining the area, with the Royal College of Arts and Imperial College London both establishing new campuses at White City.
White City Living by Berkeley Homes will make a significant contribution to the overall regeneration. It will provide 1,400 new homes, eight acres of green space and a range of boutique shops, restaurants, cafes and bars. Other schemes, that have made a notable contribution to the area, include Fulham Riverside (Barratt London) and Queen’s Wharf (Mount Anvil).
Good to know:
- Hammersmith and Fulham is the third smallest borough by size and population.
- The 1908 Olympics were held at White City after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius caused the event to be relocated from Italy at short notice.
- The borough’s Westfield shopping centre took 13 million manhours to build and used enough concrete to fill 117 Olympic swimming pools.