Homes for Londoners
Our Development Management and Delivery teams are helping to deliver new and affordable housing with 1,500 already under construction, more than 5,000 granted planning consent and tens of thousands planned for the future.
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
To help attract new, diverse businesses, as well as future-proofing the area so existing businesses stay and flourish, OPDC is working with partners to deliver ultra-fast broadband.
In partnership with the three local London Boroughs, West London College, The Shaw Trust and the Department for Work & Pensions, OPDC has launched an Employment and Skills Hub called the Forge @ Park Royal 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.
We are working together with local communities and businesses on a wide range of projects to improve our environment and build new homes.
In the Making
OPDC is delivering positive changes to the local area and everyday improvements to public spaces for local communities. Throughout 2020, OPDC is launching a series of “In the making” projects, including improvements to Willesden Junction Station, Wormwood Scrubs and the Grand Union Canal. Not only do these improvements make the area nicer for local people, by investing in these spaces, we’re helping to unlock development and placemaking potential.
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 has established a Community Review Group, made up of local residents, to review planning applications to make sure they serve local needs. We have also set up a three-year engagement programme called Park Royal Young Planners to encourage young people to take an active role in implementing change and influencing the planning process for development in Old Oak and Park Royal.
“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