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Masterplanner chosen for Old Oak regeneration

Words: Laura Edgar
Old Oak Common / Andrew Holt

Planning and infrastructure company AECOM has been announced as the preferred bidder for creating the masterplan outlining the regeneration of Old Oak and Park Royal in West London.

The company was selected from a total of seven shortlisted bids.

The masterplan should reflect the quality and sustainability aspirations set out in the Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC) draft local plan and supporting studies. It should establish a new benchmark for successful long-term placemaking in Old Oak.

The masterplan should inform OPDC planning policy.

According to a statement from the Greater London Authority, the contract will allow for greater certainty for landowners, investors and stakeholders on how and when the area will be developed.

It should also allow for the development of clear strategies for delivery, funding and financing, land assembly and a business plan for OPDC as a future landowner.

A timeline for development suggests that the contract will start in May/June 2017 and preferred option refinement and first draft strategies could be ready by early 2018.

A final spatial masterplan is expected in spring 2018.

About Old Oak and Park Royal

  • Will have an HS2 and Crossrail station by 2026
  • Could deliver 24,000 new homes at Old Oak
  • Potential to create 55,000 jobs at Old Oak
  • 1,500 could be delivered at Park Royal
  • 10,000 jobs expected at Park Royal
  • Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation was established in April 2015
  • The development corporation has full planning powers for the 650.hectare site.

Image credit | Andrew Holt