Old Oak Common

The UK’s largest regeneration scheme transforming industrial and railway land in West London’s Old Oak and Park Royal. This masterplan framework creates a new dense mixed-use area with capacity for 25,500 new homes and 65,000 new jobs.

A Challenging Context

At the core of Old Oak is 140 hectares of land which currently has limited public transport access. This will be dramatically transformed with the construction of a new High Speed 2, Elizabeth Line station, and Great Western Mainline interchange station (Old Oak Common station), alongside improvements to existing stations at North Acton and Willesden Junction, and new London Overground stations.

Challenges include fragmented land ownership, a 12m level change across the site, and the need to cross infrastructure including railway corridors and depots, integration with the new Old Oak Station, and the interface with major industrial sites.

The Framework Vision

We are working with Oak Park Development Corporation (OPDC), jointly leading the development of the Masterplan for Old Oak Common with AECOM. Our work focuses on the high-density mixed-use development of the 50 hectare site surrounding the proposed Old Oak Common HS2 Station, as well as Willesden Junction and North Acton Underground Stations. We have worked on a strategic spatial vision for the wider OPDC-controlled area to deliver a new, high quality piece of city, identifying infrastructure required to unlock key sites, and working with development advisors to ensure viability. A new civic town centre accessible to the wider network of neighbourhoods. A broad mix of uses creates a balanced and robust urbane centre to enhance west London. The Old Oak Masterplan framework has been developed to support OPDC’s wider Business Plan development and will provide part of the evidence base for the revised local plan.

Client: Old Oak & Park Royal Development Corporation
Collaborators: AECOM
Size: 140ha
Location: London, UK