Three new people have been appointed by The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan to the board and planning committee of Old Oak and Park Royal (OPDC).
Matthew Carpen, managing director of Barking Riverside joins OPDC’s board. Anne Ogundiya, head of development management at the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) and Sarah Coutts, head of design & planning at Barking Riverside join OPDC’s planning committee.
According to OPDC: “all three appointments bring extensive senior experience in major regeneration projects across London and will support the delivery of tens of thousands of affordable homes and jobs in Old Oak and Park Royal.”
Mr Carpen has 20 years experience in regeneration schemes and leads the delivery of 10,800 homes, new railway, commercial space, health and leisure centre and open spaces at Barking Riverside. Ms Ogundiya is an experienced town planner with experience in delivering major developments in East London and previously worked for the Olympic Delivery Authority as part of the 2012 Olympic Games. Ms Coutts’ experience covers public and private sector housing and while at the Greater London Authority, was responsible for the delivery of £44m in investment and over 1,900 homes in Tottenham Hale and £35m in investment and over 3,300 homes in Romford.
Liz Peace, Chair of OPDC’s Board said: “We are thrilled to welcome Matt, Anne and Sarah, who join OPDC at an exciting time. With our Local Plan now in place, we are progressing plans to deliver a new, welcoming, and inclusive urban district in the heart of West London – maximising the benefits of the unrivalled connectivity of HS2 and the new Old Oak Common station. Their extensive experience will be invaluable in helping us to deliver thousands of new affordable homes and jobs and make a significant contribution to London’s role as a global city.”
Matthew Carpen said: “This is an exciting time to be joining the Board of OPDC. The ambition and investment is unrivalled, so I am looking forward to working with OPDC to bring some of my knowledge to this part of London to create a major new destination here – one that will support locals, Londoners and beyond for generations to come.”
Anne Ogundiya said: “Old Oak and Park Royal offers so many exciting regeneration opportunities. There are parallels to draw between regeneration in east London and what’s planned in Old Oak, and I’m looking forward to joining OPDC’s Planning Committee to help create places that benefit the people who live, work, and visit there.”
Sarah Coutts said: “I’m looking forward to joining OPDC’s Planning Committee to be part of one of the capital’s most exciting regeneration projects, using learnings and knowledge gained from Barking Riverside, to help drive the very best practice in sustainability, design and placemaking at Old Oak and Park Royal.”