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9,000 homes planned for west London

Words: Laura Edgar

Cargiant and partners London & Regional Properties have unveiled £5 billion plans for a site at Old Oak Common in West London.

The proposals for the 46-acre site include 9,000 homes, one million square feet of office space and a new cultural quarter, aimed at supporting about 8,000 jobs. Schools, nurseries, play spaces, health facilities and restaurants have also been planned.

Running alongside over one kilometre of canal, the site, which would be renamed Old Oak Park, is part of Mayor of London Boris Johnson’s Old Oak Common and Park Royal Opportunity Area. This acts as the local planning authority for the area.

Geoff Springer, London & Regional Properties director, said: “Our early plans show how we can deliver around 9,000 new homes for Londoners at Old Oak Park, significant progress towards the mayor’s vision for 24,000 homes across the regeneration area. This will be a vibrant new community and we want to provide for every part of society – young and old, singles and those with families, students and those in need of affordable housing.” 

Sir Edward Lister, Deputy Mayor of London and chairman of the Old Oak and Park Royal Mayoral Development Corporation, added: “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 initial plans were developed by PLP/Architecture and Arup and are currently out for consultation.