Wednesday 3 April 2019
London is growing rapidly. By 2050 it’s estimated that 11 million people will be living in the UK’s capital, so the importance of fast, reliable transport to the city is paramount.
Fuelling London’s growth is a commitment to large residential and commercial development and Park Royal, located in the north west of the capital, is set to be one of the biggest beneficiaries with approximately £26billion being injected in to the area as part of a huge regeneration project.
This major new district will become a vibrant place for Londoners to live and work in, supporting up to 25,500 new homes and providing up to 65,000 new jobs in the area.
And our Regency Heights development, located right in the centre of Park Royal, is an integral part of this regeneration.
At the heart of the redevelopment of Park Royal is the transformation of the Old Oak Common Railway Station, which is set to become a major new interchange for Crossrail, Great Western Main Line and High Speed 2 services. This will result in a transport hub which will be able to accommodate up to 250,000 passengers a day, rivalling Waterloo in its capacity.
Park Royal is already well-connected by Tube, but with the addition of Crossrail and HS2, this corner of North West London is set to become a commercial and residential hotspot by 2030.
High Speed 2 (HS2)
The new Old Oak Common Interchange will be located just two miles from Park Royal and is due to open in 2026, when HS2 is set to officially launch.
HS2 is the government’s flagship railway infrastructure project and will directly connect London to major cities in the north of England. With 350 miles of new track and trains capable of speeds up to 250mph, this project is set to revolutionise travel in the UK.
Birmingham, the UK’s second biggest city, will be just 40 minutes away by train and, as work progresses on HS2, journey times to major cities such as Manchester and Leeds will also be reduced.
The Elizabeth Line, commonly known as Crossrail, is London’s newest railway and will run through the capital from east to west.
Once open, the new Old Oak Common station will accommodate Crossrail services, enabling both Park Royal residents and passengers from HS2 to reach London Heathrow and the iconic West End in no time at all.
And Old Oak Common will not be the only station benefitting from Crossrail services. Acton Mainline, a national rail station which is located just over a mile from Regency Heights, is set to see major infrastructure improvements, including platform extensions to accommodate the new service.
Residents at Regency Heights will also be able to use the Elizabeth Line from either Acton Mainline and Old Oak Common Station to catch direct services to London Paddington, London Liverpool Street and Canary Wharf.
Destinations such as Green Park, Hyde Park and Leicester Square are all currently served on the Piccadilly Line from Park Royal Underground station, which is just an 8-minute walk from Regency Heights. All of these iconic destinations are currently just over 30 minutes away, while Kings Cross St Pancras is accessible in just under an hour.
Bank and Liverpool Street, two of the City of London’s most-used stations, can both be accessed in under half an hour on the Central Line from Hanger Lane Station, which is a 10-minute walk from Regency Heights.