A pair of engineers will review works carried out at Old Oak Common as part of an independent review board, New Civil Engineer can reveal.
AKT II founder Hanif Kara and Arup Head of UKMEA Planning Richard de Cani are among 22 engineers, architects and local government bodies which will provide expertise to the Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC).
Arup architect Sowmya Parthasarathy has also been added to the OPDC Review Group which will be independently assessing the HS2 and Elizabeth Line interchange.
UCL professor in urban design and chair of the OPDC Place Review Group Peter Bishop said that the project has “huge design challenges” which should “set the standards for the future”.
“Old Oak Common will be the most important new development opportunity in London since the Olympics at Stratford,” Bishop said.
“Situated on the interchange between Crossrail and High Speed 2, with proximity to central London and Heathrow, its potential is enormous. But this area has huge design challenges.
“The role of the panel will be to assist the OPDC design an exemplary new piece of London, a place that builds on its history and its existing communities to be a location of choice for people to work, live and visit.
“Old Oak Common should aspire to be the next London paradigm that sets the standards for the future.”
Chairman of OPDC Liz Peace CBE added: “ODPC has set ambitious design standards for development in its area in our Draft Local Plan, and the Place Review Group provides independent expert advice to support OPDC in achieving these aims.”
OPDC Place Review Group members:
Peter Bishop (chair) UCL / Allies and Morrison
Adam Brown Landolt + Brown
Adriana Marques Peabody
Andrew Thornhill Churchman Landscape Architects
Anthony Hollingsworth London Legacy Development Corporation
Beth Kay London Borough of Haringey
Biba Dow Dow Jones Architects
David Bonnett David Bonnett Associates
David Lyndon Lyndon Goode Architects
Gillian Horn Penoyre & Prasad
Graeme Sutherland Adams & Sutherland
Hanif Kara AKT II
Karen Scurlock Karakusevic Carson Architects
Linda Thiel White Arkitekter
Paul Monaghan AHMM
Philip Marsh dRMM
Richard de Cani Arup
Robin Nicholson Cullinan Studio
Roger Hawkins Hawkins\Brown
Sowmya Parthasarathy Arup
Vincent Lacovara London Borough of Croydon
Will Durden Momentum Transport Consultancy