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HS2 and Crossrail station: Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation

Information regarding the new Mayoral Development Corporation set up in 2015 for the Old Oak and Park Royal area in West London.



Launched on 1 April 2015 by the Mayor of London, the Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC) is London’s second Mayoral Development Corporation.

Old Oak and Park Royal in west London is the only place where High Speed Two (HS2) meets Crossrail. The connectivity provided by these two nationally significant transport projects represents an exceptional opportunity to deliver the largest regeneration scheme the UK has seen since the 2012 Olympic Games.

The station at Old Oak and Park Royal will open in 2026, with capacity for 250,000 passengers a day, and is set to become the most connected place in the UK. It will be 8 minutes from Heathrow, 10 minutes from the West End, and 38 minutes from Birmingham.

Working with HS2 Ltd, government, the London Boroughs of Brent, Ealing, and Hammersmith & Fulham, and other partners including Crossrail, Network Rail, Greater London Authority and London Legacy Development Corporation, OPDC will capitalise on the transport ‘super-hub’ opportunity to regenerate the area to create a thriving new district. The area has potential to create:

  • 25,500 new homes
  • 65,000 new jobs
  • gross development value of £26bn, with £7.1bn per annum added to the UK economy
  • better workplaces and environments.

Wormwood Scrubs will be protected and enhanced for local people, Londoners and wildlife to enjoy, and Park Royal will be protected to ensure it becomes an even more successful industrial location. The UK’s largest regeneration scheme will create a place where people will aspire to live, work, play and visit, time and time again.

You can contact and keep updated about OPDC and what is happening in the Old Oak and Park Royal area in the following ways:

You can also write to OPDC at the following address:

City Hall
The Queen's Walk

For more information, you can visit

Published 16 December 2015