Old Oak Park opens fourth consultation

old oak park Grand Union CanalOld Oak Park, Cargiant and London & Regional’s proposals for the redevelopment of their Park Royal site, are holding a fourth round of consultations.

The partners say the plans have developed following the previous consultation rounds, but they still deliver many thousands of homes and would support many thousands of jobs.

The illustrative masterplan for Old Oak Park – the current home of Cargiant – aims to fit in as part of the transformation of the wider Old Oak Common area.

old oak park ViaductThe key elements of the scheme are up to 7,000 new homes and space for up to 8,000 jobs. They also aim to connect better into the communities around the site with fourteen new bridges and underpasses, as well as a proposed new London Overground Station.

The idea is to produce a “a beautiful canal-side environment”, with a cultural quarter and community facilities.

Tony Mendes, Managing Director of Cargiant said: “Cargiant has been based at the heart of Old Oak Common since 1985, employing over 800 people and supporting the local economy. It’s so important to me that in planning for the future of our land, we respond to what is important to the local communities around us – like retaining the 1940’s Rolls Royce Building and making a more beautiful and safer environment around the canal.

old oak park Canal Basin“Neighbouring areas and indeed all of London can benefit from the transformation at Old Oak and I am very proud to be launching this masterplan for consultation.”

Geoff Springer, Old Oak Park Development Director, said: “Old Oak Park is part of the most important regeneration opportunity in London since the Olympics.  We want to create a new piece of city that benefits all communities; building new homes for Londoners, supporting job opportunities that people can access, great parks and an incredible canal-side environment. We are committed to delivering that vision and delighted to be unveiling our masterplan.”

Lee Polisano, President, PLP/Architecture said: “Old Oak Park will not just be a wonderful place to live and create new communities, but also a destination for people to come to as well. Our masterplan delivers for the communities around us, knitting into the fabric of this part of West London, as well as for people who will live here in the future and for those stopping off on their way to the new rail connections, visiting the cultural quarter, enjoying the canal-side parks, cafes and restaurants or coming to Old Oak Park as a place to work.”

The consultation runs until July 23. A planning application submission is expected later in 2016.

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