Genesis Housing Association and Queens Park Rangers FC have appointed Galliford Try Partnerships to deliver the first phase of construction works at Oaklands – the first development being brought forward at Old Oak Common.
The £155m contract will be undertaken over a 164-week construction programme, and aims to be the catalyst project of the UK’s largest regeneration scheme.
Works comprise the demolition of derelict buildings to make way for a 605 home development, of which 40% will be social and affordable homes. The development also incudes 3500 sqm of commercial space.
Genesis and QPR’s new residential-led development will, it is hoped, make a major contribution to delivering the Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation’s (OPDC) overarching vision for this area of London.
Jeremy Stibbe, Executive Director, Assets and Investment at Genesis Housing Association, said: “We’re pleased to be bringing Galliford Try Partnerships on board to get works underway for this exciting new neighbourhood.”
Mark Donnelly, Chief Operating Officer at QPR said: “This is a significant moment for west London with the delivery of new homes, including significant numbers of affordable homes and jobs which will be a real boost to the area. We are delighted to be working with Galliford Try Partnerships to deliver the Oaklands development and look forward to accelerating the delivery of more houses on other sites which will all help to deliver our long-term aim of a new stadium.”
Galliford Try Partnerships Chief Executive, Stephen Teagle, commented: “We are delighted to be appointed as the contractor for this prestigious regeneration scheme at Old Oak Common, and to be working with our partners to deliver a vibrant new community and high-quality affordable homes which are so desperately needed across the capital.
“This contract adds to our growing order book across all regions and underlines our accelerated delivery programme for the provision of affordable homes across London, – bringing the total value of contracts awarded to our south- east business unit during the last quarter to over *£430m.”