The details were revealed as a masterplan consultation on the land at the heart of the Old Oak and Park Royal regeneration area was launched on Thursday (June 18), running for three weeks at four venues in west London.
Plans for the Cargiant site, known as Old Oak Park, which is within Old Oak Common, include a new high street, new public squares, new connections, a cultural quarter and a transformed environment around the canal frontage.
The car dealership falls within Hammersmith & Fulham borough, while the Old Oak and Park Royal opportunity area also stretches into Ealing and Brent and would create a total of 24,000 new homes and 55,000 jobs.
The consultation is being launched by Cargiant and London & Regional Properties on their emerging plans for 46-acre Old Oak Park - the largest privately-owned site in the regeneration area.
Under the initial plans to transform the site, the 9,000 homes for Londoners will emerge from a series of proposed new neighbourhoods. Running through these will be a new high street that will connect the new HS2 and Crossrail stations with the Grand Union Canal and Wormwood Scrubs.
Along the way new public squares and parks will provide a heart of activity, alongside 1m sq-ft of commercial office and workspace, as well as a new cultural quarter, that will support around 8,000 jobs.
It will also see new schools, nurseries, play spaces, health facilities, restaurants, bars and a range of other uses that will help create a new community for all of west London.
Cargiant will have to move from its present site, which has been its home since 1985, but is planning on staying in the area.
Managing director Tony Mendes said: “While we are something of accidental developers, we feel a real sense of responsibility to deliver the homes and jobs that London needs.
“At Old Oak Park we have a fantastic site with over 1km of canal, what will be the best transport connections in London and the best fibre optic network in the UK – here can create something truly special – a new piece of London.”
In June 2013, Mayor of London Boris Johnson set out a 30-year vision to transform Old Oak Common into a thriving new district and in April 2015 established the Old Oak and Park Royal Mayoral Development Corporation (MDC), which acts as the Local Planning Authority for the area in order to help realise the vision and opportunity of Old Oak and Park Royal.
Sir Edward Lister, MDC chairman and deputy London mayor, said: “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 250,000 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.”
Victoria Hills, chief executive of the Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation, said: “I welcome the progress that has been made as the Old Oak Park consultation is launched. It’s important to get momentum going at this vast regeneration programme, to send a strong signal to the wider community that the regeneration of Old Oak and Park Royal is actually happening.
“Old Oak Park can make a valuable contribution to delivering the Mayor’s vision of 24,000 homes and 55,000 jobs.”
The public consultations will be held at Cargiant’s Cumberland House, the Thames Harriers Clubhouse in Linford Christie Stadium, Wormwood Scrubs, Harlesden Methodist Church and Holiday Inn London West, Acton.
Some 50,000 people have been alerted to it as part of the advertising.
Hammersmith & Fulham leader Stephen Cowen called it a “neighbourhood fit for the 22nd Century" but urged people to have their voices heard.
He said: “Local people’s views should be at the heart of decisions affecting the future of the community in Old Oak and this is a chance to make themselves heard.
“There is a fantastic opportunity to build a new neighbourhood fit for the 22nd Century. That means new environmentally positive measures on energy sustainability, new jobs and careers, new affordable homes and real lasting improvements that will benefit London and therefore the UK economy.
"This new London neighbourhood needs to be green, economically active and benefit local people and I look forward to working with residents to deliver that.”
- June 18, 3.30-7.30pm: Cumberland House, Cargiant
- June 19, 4-7pm: Cumberland House, Cargiant
- June 20, 10am-4pm: Thames Harriers Clubhouse, Linford Christie Stadium, Wormwood Scrubs
- June 25, 3.30-7.30pm: Harlesden Methodist Church
- June 27, 10am-4pm: Harlesden Methodist Church
- July 2, 3.30-7.30pm: Holiday Inn London West, Acton
- July 4, 10am-4pm: Holiday Inn London West, Acton