Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC)
Launched on 1 April 2015, the mission of the Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC) is to use the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of investment in High Speed 2 (HS2) and Crossrail at Old Oak Common to develop an exemplar community in north-west London, creating opportunities for local people and driving innovation and growth in London and the UK. A new station at Old Oak Common, due to be constructed by 2026, will be the only place where HS2 and Crossrail will meet, and will be the size of Waterloo, handling 250,000 passengers a day and acting as a super hub between London and the rest of the UK, Europe and the world.
The OPDC will lead the regeneration of Old Oak Common and will seek deliver up to 24,000 homes and more than 55,000 jobs, maximising potential of the new station to transform and integrate one of the most inaccessible areas in London into a well-connected, world-class transport interchange, deliver housing and commercial development, sustainable neighbourhoods and valued amenity space. This will create a thriving new part of London – a high quality, inclusive community, a thriving business zone and destination where people will choose to live, work and play, and return time and time again. As well as promoting and delivering physical, social, economic and environmental regeneration at Old Oak Common, the Corporation will also safeguard and develop Park Royal as a strategic industrial location and attract long-term investment to the area, including from overseas.
Local Planning Authority, Regeneration, Planning Policy, Masterplanning