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Architect Sir Terry Farrell has revealed a masterplan for 99-acre Old Oak Common, lying north of Wormwood Scrubs and Westway. Criss-crossed by rail lines, much of the land is owned by public sector bodies and is disused.
“Few people know where Old Oak is or realise it’s less than three miles from Oxford Street,” he says. “It is the next Stratford and Canary Wharf combined but on the west side of London and will have accessibility to airports, the Channel ports, provincial cities and to all parts of metropolitan London.”
As many as 12,000 new homes and an eye-watering 20 million sq ft of new office and commercial space will be included in the project.