Masterplanning of Old Oak Park Begins

09 February 2015

Land owners Cargiant appoint world-class project team for masterplan of Old Oak Park – the largest site in Old Oak Common

The appointments follow London & Regional Properties becoming the development partner of Cargiant

Global engineering and design consultancy Arup and renowned architects PLP amongst the team to unlock the vision for Old Oak Common

Cargiant uniquely placed to build on growing momentum behind the Mayor’s vision for Old Oak Common as a thriving new part of London

Cargiant, the largest private land owner within Old Oak Common, has announced the team that has started masterplanning one of the most strategically important sites for the future of London - Old Oak Park.

Old Oak Park is currently home to the world’s largest car dealership, Cargiant. The 47 acre site is central to unlocking the development of Old Oak Common and a world-class project team including London & Regional Properties, Arup and PLP Architecture has been assembled to lead the Masterplanning and design process.

Tony Mendes, Managing Director of Cargiant, said:

“I’m delighted we have appointed our full masterplanning team and to have such expert partners working with us. As a major landowner and one of the most successful local businesses in the area, we are an important part of the community and best placed to understand what is right for the site.

“We are committed to delivering a scheme of exceptional quality, which brings real benefit for local people. We want this to be a part of London we would all be proud to live in and visit.

“There is already great momentum behind the project and we look forward to talking to local communities in the coming months so that those who already live and work around Old Oak Common directly help to shape its future.”

The Mayor’s vision for Old Oak Common will transform a vast swathe of industrial land into a thriving new district for London, creating much needed new homes and jobs with incredible transport connections, new schools and high quality parks and open spaces.

Cargiant supports the Mayor’s vision for Old Oak Common and is working collaboratively with the GLA and the emerging Park Royal and Old Oak Mayoral Development Corporation (OPDC), as well as the London Borough of Hammersmith &Fulham, to develop a world class new neighbourhood. The next phase of consultation with the local community will begin in the Spring.

Sir Edward Lister, Deputy Mayor for Planning said:

“Old Oak Common represents an unprecedented chance to create a truly new piece of London. Cargiant is set to play an enormously important role in the regeneration of the area and we are already working with their development partner London & Regional as they help to deliver the Mayor’s vision for much needed new homes and jobs. Following the Government’s approval of our plans to set up a new Development Corporation, there is now real momentum as we look to maximise this once-in-a-generation opportunity.”

In December 2014, London & Regional Properties were appointed as the sole development partner of Old Oak Park at Old Oak Common, with a mandate to see a scheme through to a construction and delivery. Established in 1987 London & Regional Properties is today the largest privately held property company in the UK.

Geoff Springer, Development Director at London & Regional said:

“The Cargiant site will be the first to be delivered within the OPDC area, setting the standard for the wider regeneration of the area. It is vital therefore that we create the right linkages across the area, and make best use of the huge investment going into transport infrastructure at Old Oak Common.

“Most importantly however, we need to create a place that people and families right across London would chose to live in, with good schools, parks and high quality new homes. We are committed to delivering that vision.”

Lee Polisano, Founding Partner of PLP Architecture who will lead the Masterplan team, said:

“We are very pleased to be involved in shaping this significant new piece of London. The site represents an opportunity to create much needed new homes, jobs and fantastic public spaces benefiting from new rail connections and access to the Grand Union Canal. Bringing experience, expertise and a creative approach gained from leading and delivering several high profile urban planning and architecture projects we are looking forward to create Old Oak Park in close collaboration with the local boroughs and the OPDC.”

The full Cargiant Old Oak Park team is as follows:

  • London & Regional Properties - Development Managers
  • DP9 - Planning Consultants
  • PLP Architecture - Masterplanners
  • Arup - Infrastructure and engineering
  • iCube - Transport
  • West 8 - Landscape Architects
  • Aecom - Energy and sustainability
  • Quod - Socio-Economics
  • Tavernor Consultancy - Townscape and Heritage Consultants
  • Waterman Group - Environmental Impact Assessment
  • London Communications Agency - Consultation and Communications