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Old Oak and Park Royal development: See the lives and history behind London's largest redevelopment in series of short films

The area is set to become a "super hub" with 20,000 new homes

A series of short films explores the history, lives and businesses around the massive Old Oak Common and Park Royal regeneration site.

The Mayor of London’s development corporation, the Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC), has made the films to recognise residents and explore the history of the area.

The site marked out for regeneration stretches across the boroughs of Brent , Ealing and Hammersmith and Fulham and spans more than 640 hectares.

The area is set to be transformed into a "transport super hub" - with HS2 station and cross rail stations - have 20,000 new homes and provide 65,000 new jobs by 2026.

Building on the first set of homes at Old Oak Common began in October with further plans to build new homes at Scrubs Lane, First Central, North Kensington Gate and Mitre Yard.

Women working at The Co-Club collaborative work space in north Acton(Image: The OPDC)

As residents around the site brace themselves for massive change the OPDC has released a series of short films to celebrate the area's history and its people.

Local historian John Goodier features in one of the films(Image: The OPDC)

The #myOldOak and #myParkRoyal videos tell the story of the area's history through its residents and local historians.

From canals to railway cottage residents, house boats and the McVitie's biscuit factory, the three-minute videos give a human face to a project so large it's sometimes hard to get one's head around.

An OPDC spokesman said: " We've created a number of videos to celebrate and share the amazing stories of Old Oak and Park Royal – the people, the place, its rich history and heritage, and the future plans for transforming this part of west London."

You can watch the #myOldOak and #myParkRoyal films here.

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