Cargiant Advances Plans to Develop "Old Oak Park"

Scheme on 47 acre site could scupper QPR's hope for new stadium

Cargiant has announced further details of plans for the redevelopment of its site in Old Oak, which threaten to scupper QPR's plans for a new stadium on the site.

The car dealership says it has chosen London & Regional as its development partner for the redevelopment of its site near the proposed Old Oak Crossrail/HS2 interchange.

Cargiant has operated from the 47 acre site for over 30 years, and employs 700 staff. It is calling the project “Old Oak Park”, and plans a new town centre providing 9,500 homes and a new high street, two schools and a cultural hub.

London & Regional will work with planning consultant DP9 on the project, and Cargiant says it hopes to start construction within two years.

Tony Mendes, Managing Director of Cargiant, says: " Cargiant has been part of the local community for over 30 years, and brings with it land, property expertise and local knowledge, and with London & Regional bringing along their development skills and extensive experience, Old Oak Park is destined to become a model community.

" London is in desperate need of more houses and The Mayor and the GLA are working hard to resolve the shortage. By appointing London & Regional at this early stage we will be accelerating the process of delivering our scheme and thousands of affordable houses for Londoners by at least 12 months.

" Old Oak Park is destined to become one of the largest car-free and safest developments in London, with the needs of the local community at its heart. This development will encompass a large proportion of affordable homes for the local community with waterside living and access to the 170 acre Wormwood Scrubs Park, which is four times the size of Green Park."

Mr Mendes already clashed with QPR  in July, when he called the club's plans to move to Old Oak as "speculative and presumptive" as they would involve Cargiant finding alternative premises.

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QPR unveiled plans for a new 40,000 seater stadium in December last year, saying that the club needed more than the 18,000 capacity available at Loftus Road.

December 4, 2014