Group in charge of redeveloping west London site with ‘super hub’ station at its core

Old Oak Common aerial view

Old Oak Common aerial view

London mayor Boris Johnson has launched the Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC) which will oversee the regeneration of the west London site which has been earmarked for a joint HS2 and Crossrail ‘super hub’ station.

The new station will be the size of Waterloo, handling 250,000 passengers a day and acting as a mega hub linking the capital with the rest of the UK and Europe. As well as the new station, the site will also include 24,000 homes.

The OPDC will take on various statutory powers relating to infrastructure, regeneration and land acquisitions. It also has full planning powers across the entire site straddling the boroughs of Hammersmith & Fulham, Brent and Ealing.

Its members include the leaders of the three councils, as well as Network Rail managing director David Biggs and HS2 chief executive Simon Kirby.