West 12 Shepherd's Bush

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West 12 Shepherd's Bush
Shepherd's Bush West12 Shopping Centre.jpg
Shepherd's Bush West 12 Shopping Centre, north entrance.
Location London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, England, UK
Opening date 1967
Developer Parway Land Investments Ltd
Website Official website

West 12 Shepherd's Bush (formerly the Concorde Centre) is a shopping centre in Shepherd's Bush in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. The development borders the south side of Shepherd's Bush Green and was designed in the 1960s in an unapologetically modern style.

History[edit]

The shopping centre first opened in 1967, as a joint venture between Parway Land Investments Ltd, the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, the Greater London Council and the Campden Charities, the latter owners of the Charcroft Estate. The architects were Sydney Kaye, Eric Firmin & Partners.[1] It is located on the south side of Shepherd's Bush Green, next to a number of large public housing blocks including Woodford Court and Roseford Court.

Originally constructed with a rooftop car park and a connecting bridge to the station (decorated with an Inter-City railway train mural), West 12 was significantly redeveloped in the 1990s. The bridge was removed, and the centre now houses several chain stores, a 12-screen Vue cinema, gym, pub, restaurants, a Bush Doctors and a Morrisons supermarket (which was formerly a Presto and then a Safeway).[2]

The centre borders on, but is not a part of, the Shepherd's Bush Conservation Area.

In March 2012 it was announced that a new Ibis Hotel would be constructed as a part of the shopping centre, replacing offices and shop units which had been empty for about 3 years. The hotel opened in the summer of 2012[3][4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Denny, Barbara, Hammersmith and Shepherd's Bush Past, Historical Publications Ltd, London (1995), ISBN 0 948667 32 X

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Denny, p.49
  2. ^ West 12 Official Site Retrieved March 2012
  3. ^ Hammersmith & Fulham Chronicle 9 March 2012
  4. ^ Shepherd's Bush Blog 5 March 2012 Retrieved March 2012

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°30′13″N 0°13′08″W / 51.503739°N 0.218772°W / 51.503739; -0.218772