Hammersmith and Fulham Council Press Release:
EdCity will benefit thousands of children and young people in London and beyond.
Hammersmith and Fulham Borough Council last night approved a proposal for a major new education charity hub – paving the way for a scheme that will benefit thousands of children and young people for years to come and help to regenerate the White City area.
The EdCity development was brought forward by the education charity Ark and by Hammersmith and Fulham Borough Council. When complete, it will provide shared office space for mission-aligned charities, as well as a primary school, a nursery, new youth facilities, an adult education centre and new affordable homes.
EdCity will create:
The redeveloped primary school will be completed in 2021, with EdCity fully finished in 2023. Ark and the Council are sharing the funding of the £120m project.
Lucy Heller, Chief Executive of Ark, said: “We are delighted that EdCity has been approved. We are looking forward to working in partnership with Hammersmith and Fulham Borough Council and others to provide better opportunities for children locally, in London and beyond.”
Mark Davies, Chair of Hammersmith and Fulham Youth Zone, said: “We are extremely excited to open West London’s first OnSide Youth Zone in White City. It will give young people somewhere to go, something to do and someone to talk to.”