Our proposals

Proposals to redevelop Ark Swift Primary Academy, Harmony Neighbourhood Nursery, the Adult Community Learning Centre and surrounding land in White City

Indicative view of EdCity
Indicative view of EdCity

Several partner organisations, including Ark Swift, Harmony Neighbourhood Nursery and Hammersmith & Fulham Council, are working together to bring forward plans for an innovative education hub called EdCity.

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

Once complete, 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. H&F Council is working with Harmony to find temporary accommodation to ensure there will be no loss in provision for working parents while the construction is taking place
  • Activities for local young people aged 8-19, or up to 25 with additional needs, in a new OnSide Youth Zone, open seven days a week. Alongside the vast array of engaging activities (including climbing, dance, drama and art, as well as a wide range of sports and music), the Youth Zone team will work in partnership with local organisations to support young people to broaden their horizons through employability and mentoring workshops
  • A council-operated, expanded adult education and community learning centre
  • 132 new homes, 71 of which would be affordable homes to help meet local need, with 61 homes available for private rent
  • Around 12,000 sq m of new office space for Ark and other tenants
  • A new pedestrian route connecting the White City estate and Dorando Close
  • A new, high-quality public square, with new trees
Artist impression of EdCity proposal