Cargiant and their development partners London & Regional Properties have launched their masterplan for public consultation following earlier consultations earlier in December 2014 and summer 2015.
The illustrative plan, created by PLP Architecture and Arup, details plans to transform the 46-acre site at Old Oak Common. If the plan goes ahead, Old Oak Common will see up to 7,000 new homes and 8,000 new jobs created. The new houses will include a variety of housing types at different price ranges, meeting the needs of Londoners. The Old Oak Park team revised its housing numbers down from 9,000 homes in order to enhance the quality of the public realm, by creating bigger parks and more open space.
Old Oak Park is the largest privately owned site at Old Oak Common, and is currently the home of Cargiant, the world’s largest used car dealership. The site will be connected to neighbouring parts of West London through 14 new bridges and underpasses. A new landscaped 25-metre pedestrian high street, called Old Oak Walk, will be the central artery that connects the existing and emerging communities and new transport connections – ensuring the jobs, homes, open spaces and opportunities of Old Oak are accessible to local people.
There will also be a new London Overground station at Hythe Road, located between Willesden Junction and Shepherd’s Bush, which will be created on site by constructing a 200m viaduct. This will open up a Central Square below which will be the heart to the Old Oak Park with various facilities including shops, a culture quarter, and community and sports facilities. The cultural quarter will provide a new home for a world famous cultural institution which will be announced later in 2016.
President of PLP Architecture, Lee Polisano, 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 canalside park and open spaces or coming to Old Oak Park as a place to work.”
It is one of the first major sites to come forward in the area and the Old Oak Park team has been working closely with the Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation and the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham, where the site lies within, as well as the neighbouring London Boroughs of Ealing and Brent to ensure aspirations for the area are clear.
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