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Engineers to review Old Oak Common works

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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



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