Old Oak West

Design strategy for a new, inclusive, sustainable, and diverse urban district in West London

Gort Scott is leading a multidisciplinary design team to support the Mayor of London’s Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC) in the making of a new urban district: Old Oak West.

Old Oak West presents an opportunity for exemplary city-making at the unique and strategic intersection of the Elizabeth Line and HS2, becoming a vital part of London’s future and forging links with international reach. The district of Old Oak West encompasses the area surrounding the proposed Old Oak Common Station, Willesden Junction and North Acton, intersecting three London boroughs: Ealing, Brent, and Hammersmith & Fulham.

Site Model

Neighbourhoods of varying scales and typologies will be knitted into the wider context. Around 250,000m2 of employment space and 9,000 new homes will be delivered, with social infrastructure including new public parks, a primary school, nurseries, shops, cultural and community venues.

The site borders Park Royal’s industrial estates, Wormwood Scrubs, the Grand Union Canal and is severed by railway corridors, presenting significant connectivity, placemaking and public realm opportunities, serving a renewed urban community.

Visualisation of the Old Oak major town centre.

High-quality design standards will be central to the making of an inclusive, accessible, and diverse new district. A circular economy approach will generate and retain wealth in Old Oak, Harlesden town centre and Park Royal – one of Europe’s largest and most vibrant industrial estates. Old Oak West aims to become a zero-carbon regeneration project, built for climate resilience and sustainability.

Working with engagement consultant Soundings, and with the help of the local community, OPDC is developing the emerging principles for how Old Oak West will take shape. In March 2023, residents, businesses, and community members participated in a series of co-design workshops – PlaceLabs – to inform the future vision for Old Oak West.

OPDC Community Review Group workshop

Further information

Data

Location
Old Oak and Park Royal, London
Project type
Urban design, Homes and mixed-use, Public and civic

Credits

Gort Scott Team
Jay Gort, Fiona Scott, Andrew Tam, Josh Heath, Paul Wild, Benjamin Carter, Emily Temperton, Oliver Carter, Florence Fathers
Client
OPDC, Homes England
Consultants
Collaborative Architect: Allies and Morrison Collaborative Architect: JA Projects Landscape Architect: Periscope Sustainability Consultant: Expedition Engagement Consultant: Soundings Multidisciplinary Engineer: Mott MacDonald Daylight/Sunlight/Rights of Light Consultant: GIA
Further information
The latest information regarding consultation and public engagement can be accessed via the Mayor of London’s Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC) website.

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