PLP reveals £5bn alternative to QPR's Old Oak masterplan

by Tom Anstey | 10 Oct 2014

Queen’s Park Rangers Football Club’s proposed move to Old Oak Common looks increasingly uncertain after the landowner blocking the club’s move to the site, revealed a £5bn alternative plan for the west London site.

PLP has been revealed as the lead architect behind the alternate proposal and has produced a masterplan featuring a cultural hub, canal-side dock and 9,500 homes and two schools.

The plans – drawn up in collaboration with AKT II, AECOM and Space Syntax – have been formulated by managing director of car supermarket Cargiant Tony Mendes, who is expected to make further architectural appointments “over the coming months” ahead of submitting an official planning application next year.

QPR’s 40,000-seat stadium plans hit a major stumbling block last month, after Mendes pulled out of talks with the club over the sale of the land, with the car dealership directly where the stadium would be built.

The QPR plans, designed by architecture practices Populous, Farrells and CZWG, include redevelopment of the Old Oak Common with thousands of new homes to be delivered with easy access to the planned Crossrail/HS2 interchange, as well as a commercial space to include a 350-bedroom luxury hotel, studios, offices, cinemas and restaurants.

As well as the 24,000 homes and commercial space, Tony Fernandes, chair of QPR, said the club wanted to create a “new destination” for London, an opinion shared by London mayor Boris Johnson, who has made the Brownfield site one of his top priorities for regeneration.

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Queen’s Park Rangers Football Club’s proposed move to Old Oak Common looks increasingly uncertain after the landowner blocking the club’s move to the site, revealed a £5bn alternative plan for the west London site. PLP has been revealed as the lead architect behind the alternate proposal and has produced a masterplan featuring a cultural hub, canal-side dock and 9,500 homes and two schools. The plans – drawn up in collaboration
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