Grand Union Canal © Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation 

Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC) is leading the redevelopment of Old Oak and Park Royal, which is one of Europe's largest regeneration opportunities. 


Old Oak Common Station is the only place where HS2 and the Elizabeth line (formerly known as Crossrail) will meet – and the OPDC is capitalising on transport investment to drive the creation of new homes and jobs.


In a regeneration programme that will stretch over 30 years, 24,000 new homes and 55,000 new jobs are planned for Old Oak, with a further 1,500 homes and 10,000 jobs at neighbouring Park Royal. Growth at Old Oak and Park Royal will significantly add to London’s economy and contribute to the UK’s competitiveness.

© Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation

OPDC panel members


Peter Bishop (chair)


Helen Allen

Harbinder Singh Birdi

Adam Brown

Biba Dow

Will Durden

Stephanie Edwards

Sabine Hogenhout

Gillian Horn

Hanif Kara OBE

Beth Kay

Ranjit Matharu-Hemmings

Philip Marsh

Robin Nicholson

Sowmya Parthasarathy

Karen Scurlock

Graeme Sutherland

Linda Thiel

Andrew Thornhill

James Woodall


Terms of reference

Much of the Old Oak area is made up of brownfield sites, and Park Royal is London’s largest Strategic Industrial Location. The Mayor of London has agreed in principle with the government the transfer ownership of all public brownfield land to OPDC.

​The Place Review Group has been advising OPDC since 2015 as the policy framework and implementation plan for Old Oak and Park Royal are taken forward.  

The OPDC Place Review Group is chaired by Professor Peter Bishop, an adviser on city planning and design, based in London.


The old Torpedo Factory, a local heritage asset © Mattr Media Ltd

View looking towards North Acton and along Victoria Road © Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation

Wormwood Scrubs © Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation