A detailed planning application has been submitted by St. Modwen to build 118,920 sq ft of office space that will create some 1,000 new jobs at the former RAF site in Uxbridge.
A further 100 people are expected to be working on site during construction of the offices.
The proposals are part of the redevelopment of St. Andrew’s Park that include 1,300 new homes, a primary school which opened in September 2014, as well as a new 40 acre public park, together with retail and leisure space.
The office development is the first phase of the town centre extension element of the masterplan that also includes a hotel, museum, new restaurants and retail, all of which will bring in further jobs boosting the economy of the area.
St. Andrew’s Park, which also houses the Grade 1 Listed Battle of Britain Bunker, sits within Boris Johnson’s new constituency. He visited the site in the run up to the election in recognition of the site’s important role as part of the Mayor of London’s wider strategic aim of creating more homes, jobs and quality primary school places for Londoners.
James Stockdale, Development Manager at St. Modwen said: “Once we get the go-ahead for this commercial phase of the wider project we will be able to start to deliver the new jobs for the area, both in the long-term and also during the construction phase.
“We are making strong progress on the residential front with many homes already built, and occupied, with more now under construction. The excellent new John Locke Academy primary school is up and running, and we are very much looking forward to attracting new office occupiers and creating new jobs for the people of Uxbridge in the next stage of the development.”
St Andrews Park, RAF Uxbridge is part of the Ministry of Defence’s ‘Project MoDEL’. VINCI St. Modwen (VSM), a partnership between St. Modwen and its partner VINCI PLC, was appointed by the MoD in 2006 for Project MoDEL, which saw existing London-based MoD units from six former RAF sites relocated to an integrated site at RAF Northolt. The six sites were then freed up for development for residential, commercial and community uses. VSM was charged with securing planning consent for developing the six disposal sites and delivering new facilities at RAF Northolt. Subsequently, VSM sold four of these sites and retained two for development: RAF Uxbridge (St. Andrew’s Park) and Inglis Barracks (Millbrook Park).