A redevelopment of the Central Middlesex hospital site as part of the Park Royal Centre strategic masterplan; an ambitious vision to accommodate a minimum of 1,400 new jobs, 650 new homes and 3,000sqm of new town centre floorspace.
Designated as a neighbourhood centre, the masterplan lead by We Made That tackled transport, public realm and built environment enhancements, as well as improving the function, quality and health of this place for employees and residents.
Park Royal, located immediately to the west of Old Oak, is London’s largest industrial estate. The majority of this area is identified as a Strategic Industrial Location (SIL). Today the area accommodates a wide range of businesses from small start-ups to large multi-national brands which operate across a range of sectors. The vision for Park Royal is for it to continue to thrive as an industrial area and for it to accommodate even more businesses and jobs in future.
Haptic Architects collaborated with Nordic Office of Architecture to develop a proposal for the Central Middlesex hospital site that transformed it to a pedestrian friendly, activated campus and the heart of the new neighbourhood centre. The proposals included improvements of public transport within the site, introduction of a green pedestrian and cycle friendly spine and opportunities for new development parcels that provided attractive work and leisure space for researchers, clinicians and the community, whilst creating an outstanding healing environment for patients.