The West12 site in Shepherds Bush is an iconic mixed use site – shops, entertainment and two tower blocks of social housing - built in the 1970s. With more up to date, international competition from the regional Westfield Shopping Centre less than a mile away, the site is in need of development to deliver a modern equivalent, both to fulfil its original purpose and meet the current and future needs of people who visit, work, and live in the site.
It is apparent the site requires significant investment. The fact that it houses two tower
blocks of social housing, together with some popular retail outlets, makes it clear that,
wholesale redevelopment without adequate public engagement would be problematic, and could generate considerable opposition.