HS2 Old Oak Common Station Public Realm
Working closely with Wilkinson Eyre Architects and in collaboration with WSP, Grant Associates have delivered the landscape and urban realm design of the station from concept stages through to the Schedule 17 planning application.
Old Oak Common will be a new super hub set to be the best-connected rail station in the UK. The landscape and urban realm will play a key role in creating a sense of place, underpinned by the cultural and ecological connections of the area and creating a hierarchy of spaces for people; a place full of life and a vibrant mix of community uses and urban biodiversity.
The overall approach establishes a landscape framework which responds positively to the OPDC planning context, the local natural and cultural heritage, and seeks to create a clear hierarchy of public space, so that the site is re-connected, accessible and a fully re-integrated part of west London. The landscape framework for HS2 Old Oak Common will stitch together a green network across the site and help restore a new site ecosystem responsive to the new site infrastructure. The urban realm and new green space will connect the station with a universal sense of welcome and accessibility threading across the site. The landscape will establish a distinctive and contemporary landscape setting and design that is structured around legible green pedestrian and cycle corridors connecting through a sequence of gardens and landscape spaces.
- HS2 Ltd & WSP
- Wilkinson Eyre