Football club plans new stadium and homes
by James Renoux-Wood Mon 8 September 2014, 11:39 am
Football club Queens Park Rangers has announced it plans to develop 24,000 homes and a new 40,000-seat stadium at Old Oak Common.
The £6.2 billion plan is for the regeneration of hundreds of acres of brownfield land at the site.
QPR has appointed architects Farrells, Populus and CZWG to work up designs for the scheme. Consultant EC Harris is also working on the project.
The club has now launched public consultations about the plan, with over 50,000 newsletters delivered to homes and businesses across west London.
QPR chairman, Tony Fernandes, said: “Our new 40,000 seat stadium will become a focal point hosting not just football, but other entertainment and community activities for residents and visitors to enjoy.
“This will give us a top quality stadium that will be able to cater for QPR’s needs as the club progresses and grows over the years ahead. We are very excited about being the driving force behind creating one of the best new urban places in the world, and making this our new home.”