First Plans for Old Oak Park, London Released
Cargiant and their development partners London & Regional Properties have unveiled early plans for the future of their 46-acre site at the heart of Old Oak Common, London. West 8 together with PLP Architecture, Arup and several other consultants are responsible for the development of the initial plans to transform the site, which are now being launched for consultation.
The plans for Old Oak Park will deliver around 9,000 homes for Londoners which will emerge from a series of proposed new neighborhoods. Running through these will be a new high street that will connect the new stations with the Grand Union Canal and Wormwood Scrubs. Along the way new public squares and parks will provide a heart of activity, alongside one million sq. ft. of commercial office and workspace, as well as a new cultural quarter, that will support around 8,000 jobs.
West 8 has been engaged as the project landscape architects, and will help design the new public realm, which includes a new high street, new public squares, new connections, a cultural quarter and the transformation of over a kilometre of canal frontage.
Sir Edward Lister, Deputy Mayor of London and Chairman of the Old Oak and Park Royal Mayoral Development Corporation, said: “Old Oak Common is truly one of the most exciting parts of London. It is going to be home to a huge railway station that brings together HS2 and Crossrail, which a quarter of a million people will use every day. On top of all this movement, all this connectivity, we are working hard to build the homes, offices, work spaces and community facilities to create a brand new part of the capital.”
The current home of Cargiant, the world’s largest car dealership, Old Oak Park provides a real opportunity to create an exceptional place to live, work and visit.
Cargiant and London & Regional Properties are launching a public consultation this week on their early plans for Old Oak Park. The feedback from the consultation will help inform the evolution of the masterplan over the coming months before a further consultation on these more detailed plans after the Summer break
• Old Oak Park consultation events are taking place at the following:
o Thursday 18 June (3:30-7:30pm): Cumberland House
o Friday 19 June (4-7pm): Cumberland House
o Saturday 20 June (10am-4pm): Thames Harriers Clubhouse, Linford Christie Stadium
o Thursday 25 June (3:30-7:30pm): Harlesden Methodist Church
o Saturday 27 June (10am-4pm): Harlesden Methodist Church
o Thursday 2 July (3:30-7:30pm): Holiday Inn London West
o Saturday 4 July (10am-4pm): Holiday Inn London West