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Paddington Developments Past, Present and Future

The 2019 Whistle Stop Tour of Paddington Developments event was once again a great success, with businesses old and new to the area arriving to get the low down on Paddington’s future.

This year’s event took place aptly opposite Paddington’s most hotly anticipated development, Crossrail, at the WeWork offices, 2 Eastbourne Terrace on Thursday 26 November.

Keynote speaker, Kay Buxton, Chief Executive of the Paddington Partnership and Executive Chair of PaddingtonNow BID treated attendees to the latest ideas, plans and deadlines in the area.

Attendees got to see exclusive Crossrail, Paddington Square and the planned new Bakerloo line exit images, all as yet unreleased to the public, which provided an exciting window in to the future of the area.

As Paddington undergoes huge regeneration, Kay highlighted the importance of bridging the gap between old and new and spoke of the work being undertaken by the Paddington Partnership and BID to bridge that gap.

The Paddington Opportunity Area is the largest development area in Westminster. Containing over 30 different schemes, the development timetable stretches from 1998 and is expected to last in excess of 25 years. At the completion of all development schemes, Paddington will be home to over 3,000 new homes, more than 3.5 million sq ft of offices and two new schools, along with over 1,000 metres of new towpath and five new bridges.

If you were unable to attend the event you can get a good idea of what is going on in Paddington; past, present and future on The Story of Paddington page on www.thisispaddington.co.uk