Exciting new images of the Cargiant site, known as Old Oak Park, which is set to undergo massive regeneration bringing with it 6,500 new homes and 8,000 jobs , have been published.
The new CGIs of the proposal comes ahead of the fourth and probably final round of public consultation on the site, which is part of the larger Old Oak and Park Royal Opportunity Area, which stretches into Ealing and Brent and is part of a wider regeneration of the area which will deliver 24,000 new homes and 55,000 jobs.
The project on the 46-acre site will see include 50 individual buildings, with three between 30 and 45 stories high. There will be several around 20 stories tall, and a number set back from the canal around six to eight stories in height.
The Old Oak Park masterplan includes feedback from previous consultations which has resulted in decision to retain the 1940’s Rolls Royce Building and create a new canal basin, which will bring the Grand Union Canal into the development, along with waterside restaurants and cars, moorings and water sports and other activities.
Feedback from earlier consultations will also see more open space and larger parks for everyone to enjoy.
The consultation launches today (Thursday July 7) and will run until July 23. Following this, a planning application is expected to be submitted to Old Oak and Park Royal Mayoral Development Corporation (OPDC), which was set up to deal with the complicated planning issues surrounding the project.
New train station part of plans
The site will include other features and landmarks which had been previously mooted in earlier consultation phases, such as the cultural quarter next to the Central Square, which will host research and educational institutions as well as visitor attractions and across the site.
It will also include one million square feet of commercial space which will provide opportunities for small and growing businesses who want to be close to the larger commercial hub and connections arriving with HS2 and Crossrail.
A new London Overground Station on the site, between Willesden Junction and Shepherd’s Bush , is proposed by Transport for London.
Also included will be a primary school, community centres and healthcare services, a 25-metre wide tree-lined High Street, 14 new bridges and underpasses and a 21st century viaduct.
Cargiant managing director Tony Mendes said: 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.
“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.”
Old Oak Park consultation events are taking place at the following dates and venues:
- July 7, 3.30-7.30pm: Cumberland House, 80 Scrubs Lane, NW10 6RF
- July 8, 4-7pm: Cumberland House, 80 Scrubs Lane, NW10 6RF
- July 9, 10am-4pm: Linford Christie Stadium, Artillery Way, off Du Cane Road, W12 0AE
- July 14, 3.30-7.30pm: Harlesden Methodist Church, 25 High Street, NW10 4NE
- July 16, 10am-3pm: Harlesden Methodist Church, 25 High Street, NW10 4NE
- July 21, 3.30-7.30pm: Holiday Inn London West, 4 Portal Way, North Acton, W3 6RT
July 23, 10am-4pm: Holiday Inn London West, 4 Portal Way, North Acton, W3 6RT