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Sustainability commission for Atkins

21 Jun 16 Consulting engineer WS Atkins has been brought in to advise on sustainability issues for the £26bn Old Oak Common redevelopment in London.

The Old Oak and Park Royal project has potential to deliver more than 25,500 new homes, making it one of the biggest urban regeneration projects in Europe.

Atkins, along with its cost and project management consultancy Faithful+Gould, has been commissioned by the Old Oak & Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC) to develop a set of environmental sustainability targets. These targets will look to improve upon the existing targets set out in the London Plan and Mayoral strategies.

Faithful+Gould sustainability director Sean Lockie said: “Old Oak and Park Royal is a massive opportunity for London to do things that haven’t been done before. It means creating a vision which sets out clear goals, such as being healthy to live in, flexible over time, affordable, comfortable, and being energy and resource efficient, and then taking a systematic approach to delivery. We’ll need to come up with some new business models to achieve this but in doing so we have a great opportunity to make a real difference to people’s lives.”

Atkins will be running stakeholder engagement workshops with OPDC, developers and local boroughs until August, and will deliver the final report sustainability report to OPDC in September 2016.

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