Transport for London is seeking a masterplanner for the 140 hectare Old Oak Common regeneration zone in north-west London
Tendered on behalf of the Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC), the contract seeks an architect-led team for the ‘bold and deliverable’ programme.
Planned to complete in 20 to 30 years’ time, the project is expected to deliver around 24,000 new homes and 55,000 jobs.
Around 70 per cent of the land – currently mostly factories and railway sidings (pictured) – is publicly owned and will be transferred to the OPDC in the coming years. An additional masterplan to ‘protect and intensify’ the neighbouring Park Royal industrial estate may also be delivered by the same team.
According to a contract notice: ‘Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation will be appointing a creative, ambitious and experienced team to prepare a masterplan for the Old Oak, and in due course Park Royal area, the largest regeneration programme in the UK.
‘This is a once in a life time opportunity to shape a significant new part of London.’
The document continued: ‘The regeneration of Old Oak and Park Royal will be the equivalent of a delivering a new town on a brownfield site in central London.
‘The scale of challenge cannot be underestimated and requires the right masterplanning team to create a compelling, design-led spatial strategy alongside a clear delivery strategy to fully unlock this opportunity.’
The area’s centrepiece will be a new High Speed 2 and Crossrail interchange station which is planned to open in 2026. A design competition for the station and three other key HS2 stops is set to be launched later this year.
The winning masterplanner will draw up a ’commercially viable and technically deliverable vision’ based on the area’s existing Opportunity Area Planning Framework and draft Local Plan.
The team will also secure outline planning permission for the area and deliver development briefs for key sites, creating a clear context for neighbouring developers and landowners.
Up to eight teams will be shortlisted for the estimated £3 million contract which is expected to run for four years.
The deadline for requests to participate is 12pm on 29 June.
How to apply
View the contract notice for more information
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