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Aecom takes lead on Old Oak masterplan

24 May 17 An Aecom-led multi-disciplinary team has won the competition to prepare the Old Oak masterplan in northwest London.

The project for the Old Oak & Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC) underpins the redevelopment of the wider area which has the potential to deliver 25,500 new homes and 65,000 jobs across Old Oak and the adjoining Park Royal industrial estate.

Old Oak is considered one of London’s largest and most strategic development opportunity areas as it is on the intersection of High Speed 2 (HS2) and Crossrail – 10 minutes from Heathrow, 10 minutes from the West End and 40 minutes from Birmingham.

The development at Old Oak will be twice the scale of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

To produce the masterplan, Aecom has brought together a team that includes Jason Prior and Maccreanor Lavington, who worked together to develop the Olympic Park and Legacy masterplans in east London, and design collaborators Asif Khan, BIG, Spacehub and Weston Williamson. 

Jason Prior said:  “Unlocking the potential of Old Oak will be the real challenge. Successfully bringing together the public and private-sector players involved will be important which we look forward to doing alongside OPDC. It will be critical to balance the hidden natural assets of this location, its fantastic accessibility and the richness of local communities to build a sustainable and deliverable plan for Old Oak to contribute to the next 20 years of growth in the capital.”

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