The chief executive of Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation has said today that she is looking forward to working with the new Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, to deliver the UK's largest regeneration project.
Speaking at an event hosted by Fieldfisher, Victoria Hills, chief executive officer of the Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC), said that "all Londoners must feel the full benefits of the regeneration at Old Oak and Park Royal and the OPDC stands ready to work for the Mayor to deliver on the ambitions in his manifesto."
Old Oak and Park Royal in west London is home to the UK's largest regeneration scheme. It is the site of the second Mayoral Development Corporation and is the biggest project since the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. As a planning authority, OPDC is charged with planning for and coordinating the delivery of 25,500 new homes, 65,000 new jobs and the wider regeneration of the area, working closely with local residents, businesses and partners.
The site is also the only point where the Elizabeth Line meets HS2, the high-speed line linking London and the north of England.
John Bowman, partner in Fieldfisher's Planning practice who hosted the event, said: "The scale of the project is huge, but the powers available to OPDC to regenerate the site, alongside an experienced planning committee and operational board, mean OPDC is well placed to transform this part of London."
The Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation is focused on transforming what has historically been one of the city's most inaccessible areas into a well-connected, world class transport interchange, providing new housing and commercial development with sustainable and thriving neighbourhoods and valued amenity space, while also protecting and improving Wormwood Scrubs.