Homes for Londoners
Our Development Management team is helping to deliver new and affordable housing with over 7,000 homes granted planning permission, 3,000 of which are already built, and more than 8,000 new homes in the pipeline.
Creating new places
Over the next thirty years, residents and businesses will benefit from a once-in-a-lifetime regeneration project as we unlock, activate and deliver future potential.
OPDC is setting out a vision for how the area will take shape through accelerating the delivery of smaller sites for housing and commercial space and working with public sector partners, including HS2 and Network Rail to bring forward major strategic regeneration opportunities.
Park Royal is London’s largest and most established industrial estates. We are working to support this home to thousands of businesses that support 4,000 jobs and enhance London’s economy by £2.1bn every year. OPDC is enhancing the transport network, digital connectivity, energy infrastructure, community safety and public spaces.
Attracting and keeping business talent
Our regeneration and economic development programme is delivering opportunities for businesses in our area to grow. As well as gaining Creative Enterprise Zone status, we’re delivering improvement projects for creative industries to thrive, which we celebrate every year in the Park Royal Design District.
In partnership with the three local London Boroughs, West London College, The Shaw Trust and the Department for Work & Pensions, OPDC launched an Employment and Skills Hub called The Forge@ParkRoyal to support local people gain the skills they need to access jobs in the area, promote outreach and mentoring programmes, as well as help Park Royal businesses retain and recruit a skilled local workforce. The Forge@ParkRoyal has now supported more than 160 west Londoners into training and employment opportunities and continues to help many more. You can find out more about The Forge here.
A sustainable future
We’re committed to creating a cleaner, greener and more sustainable part of the city. We have plans for an innovative heat network, to heat new homes from reused energy, as well as delivering solar energy for businesses, active travel initiatives and rolling out e-vans, free for businesses to use in Park Royal.
We are working together with local communities and businesses on a wide range of projects to improve our environment and build new homes.
Improving local places and spaces
OPDC is delivering positive changes to the local area and everyday improvements to public spaces for local communities.
We recently completed improvements at Willesden Junction station and the Grand Union Canal. Supported by the Mayor of London’s Good Growth Fund, these projects will make the spaces and places in Old Oak more welcoming, accessible, and enjoyable for the community. These projects are the first of two local improvement plans for Old Oak and we are committed to improving the Old Oak area by delivering further improvement projects over the next few years. You can keep up to date with any future projects here: OPDC have your say (london.gov.uk).
OPDC works in collaboration with London Boroughs, partners and the local community to create a place everyone feels a part of. Community input into the future of the area is key to our vision, and our Community Engagement team hold consultation and engagement events to enable local people to truly influence the area and discussions.
A shared vision
To ensure developments are high quality, whilst empowering the community to have their say, OPDC established a Community Review Group, made up of local residents, to review planning applications to make sure they serve local needs. The group has positively influenced planning decisions by drawing upon their local expertise and have suggested meaningful improvements to numerous planning applications. You can find out more about the group here.
OPDC is also delivering a programme of public realm, business support and placemaking projects and activities, to highlight positive changes happening in the Old Oak and Park Royal area and deliver tangible benefits to local residents and businesses. We’re committed to informing, involving and empowering our communities to help shape projects, find out more about OPDC’s Community Engagement here . Our dedicated consultation website with more information about these projects can be found here: OPDC have your say (london.gov.uk)
“OPDC’s mission is to deliver a thriving new district for London, which will be one of the UK’s largest and most significant regeneration schemes in decades. We are building a team of talented, driven and creative people to make this happen, contributing to London’s housing supply and economy on a local and national scale.”
David Lunts, Chief Executive Officer