We interviewed architects, engineers, people from the Developers and from the Council. This is what they told us:
A group of us nine and ten year old kids interviewed Mark Wenloc. Mark is an engineer working on the development. He told us that the archway (near Shepherds Bush Central Line station) will be knocked down but a new archway will be built. He also told us that a sliproad will be built from the M41 to the parking so that construction traffic can use it.
There are many problems. Here are a few that Mark told us:
The Central Line Depot is in the middle of the site, the access to get in and out of the site, the site is near to the houses in the south and the West London Railway line is down the east side of the site.
Information on the architecture from Mark:
We have to get lots of materials. We need concrete, lots of steel and glass to build the Mall. The ground has to be prepared. Lots of foundations are needed to build a building of this size.
The problem of building the new West London station is we canŐt build the station when the trains are moving.
There will be two levels of shopping, a fabric roof and restaurants on the top level.
James from the Developers said:
The Mall will bring many visitors to the area.
There is going to be a bridge over the M41 to the Centre from Edward Woods Estate.
When the Shopping Centre opens there will be so many people with jobs.
Julian from the Council said:
It has taken 4 years to get planning permission.
The Council wrote to 3,000 residents and other people too.
There is a big garden in the centre of the development which will be the size of a football pitch. It will be used for concerts and restaurants.