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14 Jun 2021

Demolition begins to kickstart construction of 142 new affordable homes at Macfarlane Place, Television Centre

Affordable Housing At Macfarlane Place Television Centre

Stanhope, Mitsui Fudosan and AIMCo (the joint venture “JV”) announce today the start of demolition of the old BBC car park on Wood Lane to facilitate the construction of 142 new affordable homes for Peabody in two new buildings called Macfarlane Place at Television Centre, London, W12.  Demolition will take at least 35 weeks and construction of Macfarlane Place will commence in 2022 with delivery expected in 2024.

The buildings form part of the wider Television Centre development which will eventually have c 950 homes in total. Stanhope is the development manager for Television Centre and Cantillon is the demolition contractor for the multi-storey car park.

Designed by Maccreanor Lavington Architects, the new buildings will replace the existing former BBC multi-storey car park on Wood Lane, W12, opposite Westfield. The new buildings will provide 71 London Affordable Rent, 34 London Living Rent and 37 homes for Shared Ownership.

The buildings will provide 68 x 1 bed, 67 x 2 bed and 7 x 3 bed apartments, with new public realm and retail space retained by the JV fronting Wood Lane.  Peabody will be responsible for managing the homes when completed.  The JV is working closely with Transport for London, who own the adjacent arches below the elevated Hammersmith & City line, to help improve the wider area for the local community.