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Old Oak and Park Royal Great Place Scheme

In March 2017, OPDC was awarded a grant of almost £1.5 million from Arts Council England and Heritage Lottery Fund’s Great Place Scheme to ensure that art, culture and heritage are at the heart of the major development planned for the Old Oak and Park Royal.

The money will support an ambitious and community-focused project from Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC).

Victoria Hills, Chief Executive Officer, Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation, said:

This funding is a welcome boost for Park Royal, to celebrate the successes of the UK’s largest industrial site and to ensure local residents and businesses play an authentic role in shaping the future regeneration of the area. As the UK's largest and most vibrant industrial park, we look forward to working with local communities in and around Park Royal to deliver early culture-led regeneration projects as we help businesses prepare for the arrival of the 'superhub' HS2 and Crossrail station‎.

The Great Place Scheme is an ambitious and community-focused programme which will uncover, connect and showcase the culture, creativity and heritage of Park Royal and help shape the future of Old Oak. A 3-year programme of activities, events and projects with opportunities for local people, businesses and organisations will be developed to ensure art, culture and heritage is celebrated. Initial proposals for the programme include working directly with a pool of 2,000 local volunteers, an engagement programme designed to reach all school children in the area, and community-led research.

This activity and focus will help celebrate the successes of the UK’s largest industrial area and will ensure local residents and businesses play an authentic role in shaping the future regeneration. As the UK’s largest and most vibrant industrial park, we are looking forward to working with local communities in and around Old Oak and Park Royal to deliver early culture-led regeneration projects.

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The Great Place Scheme has been supported by a grant from Arts Council England and the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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