Public consultation

Public consultation on draft plans to redevelop Ark Swift Primary Academy, Harmony Neighbourhood Nursery, the Adult Community Learning Centre and surrounding land

Artist impression of EdCity proposal

Several partner organisations, including Ark Swift and Harmony Neighbourhood Nursery, are working together to redevelop the site and bring forward plans for an innovative education hub called EdCity.

EdCity is a ground-breaking project where organisations with a shared mission will collaborate to improve education standards in the local community, London and beyond.

A wide range of educational and leisure opportunities will be provided, including a new state-of-the-art school, adult community learning centre and expanded nursery.

PUBLIC EXHIBITION:

We held a public exhibition on Friday 11 November at the White City Community Centre and Saturday 12 November at Ark Swift Primary Academy. Please click here to download the draft plans that were on display.

All feedback will be considered before our plans are finalised and a planning application is submitted to the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham early next year. Please contact us if you have any queries.

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If the planning application is approved, EdCity will offer the White City community:

  • A brand new, state-of-the-art, two-form entry Ark Swift Primary Academy, alongside improved play facilities
  • Expanded facilities for the Ofsted-outstanding Harmony Neighbourhood Nursery, increasing its capacity from 46 places to 75, and building new play space
  • A new OnSide Youth Zone, offering affordable activities in sports, arts, music, employability and mentoring to young people aged from eight to 19, or up to 25 for those with a disability, every day of the week
  • An expanded adult education and community learning centre
  • Affordable work space for charities and social enterprises focused on education, in modern new offices, as well as conference and training facilities
  • New key worker homes to help attract and retain the best teachers
  • A new pedestrian and cycle route connecting the White City estate and Dorando Close, improving links to Wood Lane, the tube stations and new developments in the area
  • Additional routes into employment and higher education for people in White City, through mentoring opportunities and connections with education-focused charities
  • Chances to meet, work together and create greater opportunities for local people in White City