The Exhibition Centre and West Kensington and Gibbs Green estates, and their 760 homes, will be demolished to make way for a four new developments which would bring 7500 homes to the area and new permanent jobs, too.

Campaign group Save Earl’s Court! have opposed the plans though, arguing that the Centre brings a large amount of business to the area and is a famous landmark building, too.

Boris Johnson said of the proposed development, according to the BBC: “I am in no doubt that the development will provide a massive boost not just to this part of the capital, but to London’s wider economy as well.”

Earl’s Court Exhibition Centre was built in 1937 and hosts regular business and commercial events as well as concerts, such as Bloc Party who played there earlier this year.

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