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Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation



Map Key

  • Investment Opportunities
  • Opportunity Areas
  • Area of Intensification
  • Central activity Zone

Town Centres

  • International or metropolitan
  • Major
  • District
  • Borough Boundary
  • Green Belt
  • Metropolitan open land / Other open spaces
  • Rail station
  • Railway track
  • Foreshore
  • Water

Investment Opportunities

  1. First Central, Lakeside Drive, Park Royal
  2. Oaklands, Old Common Lane

Investment Opportunities

First Central, Lakeside Drive, Park Royal

First Central, Lakeside Drive, Park Royal

Site of Guinness Brewery, the development will include 807 apartments, 40 per cent of which will be affordable. First Central has been designed to reflect the industrial heritage of the area. Regenerating an unused brownfield site, the scheme delivers a connected and lively place. Local investments include over £1.5m to improve walking and cycle links, £500,000 to improve the local bus network, and over £2m towards expanding Central Middlesex Hospital. The development offers private outdoor spaces for every property and three shared gardens, as well as public grounds, waters features and footpaths.


Oaklands, Old Common Lane

Oaklands, Old Common Lane

Oaklands is the first large-scale housing project to be brought forward by the OPDC, kick-starting the transformation of a 650-hectare area of regeneration in West London. Notting Hill Genesis in partnership with QPR, is investing £175m at Old Oak to deliver a wide range of homes to suit all household budgets. Oaklands meets the Mayor of London’s affordable housing target by providing 40 per cent affordable housing, the remaining 60 per cent available for market rent through Folio London. The Oaklands project has delivered a range of education and training opportunities for local people.


As a Mayoral Development Corporation, the Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation’s (OPDC) mission is to plan, create and deliver transformational changes across the Old Oak and Park Royal area, capitalising on the increased connectivity created by the arrival of the new High Speed 2 (HS2) station at Old Oak Common. Spanning the area where the London boroughs of Brent, Ealing, and Hammersmith & Fulham meet, OPDC plans to bring forward thousands of new and affordable homes, jobs, shops, parks, and amenities to create a place that is welcoming, accessible and prosperous.

OPDC works with our boroughs, residents, businesses, and partners – including national government bodies - to shape and accelerate the full regeneration potential created by the arrival of HS2’s Old Oak Common super hub. With unrivalled connectivity across London and the UK, Old Oak and Park Royal can become a thriving, inclusive and healthy new urban district, with huge benefits for current and new residents and businesses alike.  

Drawing on its rich heritage at the heart of west London’s manufacturing and industry, Old Oak and Park Royal will become a renewed urban Community, where a thriving local economy supports a great place to work, visit and live. It will be an inclusive, accessible and diverse district, displaying the best practice in social and environmental design, and making a major contribution to London’s success as a global city.


Population projections 2021 225,103

Population projections 2050 328,740


London plan new homes (ten-year target) 19,440

Building council homes for Londoners (four-year programme) 565


  • 25,500 high-quality homes, with up to 50 per cent affordable. 6,000 already consented, with 3,300 now complete and a further 1,900 under construction. 13,700 of the homes are projected to be built in the first ten years.
  • 56,000 new jobs and 250,000sqm of additional employment space, supplementing Park Royal’s existing 4,000 businesses and 40,000 employees, boosting the economy by around £7.65bn a year.
  • The UK’s largest new transport interchange under construction, Old Oak Common, the only place where Crossrail, the Great Western Lines and High Speed 2 meet, connecting Old Oak to central London, eight out of ten major UK cities and Heathrow airport.
“As a planning authority and development agency, we’re ideally placed to oversee this opportunity, driving forward collaboration with public and private sector partners, including the London Boroughs, residents and businesses. High Speed 2’s £1.7bn Old Oak Common Station will bring fantastic opportunities for new and existing residents and businesses alike. Our mission is to make sure this means more than just new homes and jobs. We want to create a lively, inclusive and welcoming new district for west London, with parks, water and amenities at the heart of the best-connected place in west London.”

  • Place: creating a more desirable place to live, work and visit.
  • Projects include: Improving the public realm to make Park Royal a more inviting place, as well as reducing congestion, encouraging the move towards more sustainable modes of transport and improving air quality. Improving the Grand Union Canal and Willesden Junction Station, and supporting community projects and small businesses Small Grants, which has kick-started over 50 community projects, with over 10,000 beneficiaries from the local area.
  • Business and people: supporting businesses, employees and residents to thrive. The Forge@Park Royal continues to work closely with local businesses in Park Royal, promoting vacancies secured and those generated by BBVS (the contractor building Old Oak Common station) and other HS2 joint ventures. Helping deliver extensive programmes of webinars and business support to SMEs within Park Royal. Supporting Park Royal’s unique mix of creative industries through targeted business support and selective grant funding - we recently secured Creative Enterprise Zone status for the Park Royal area. CEZ’s are a Mayoral initiative to support areas in London of strategic importance to the London’s £48bn creative industries. 
  • Innovation: setting the benchmark for the future of industry in London.
  • Projects include: Solar transition pilot – deliver an investment in PV installation in Park Royal. Clean Growth — working towards zero carbon, zero waste and zero emissions; Infrastructure — building capacity to support growth and creating a safer, healthier environment.