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A perambulation around Park Royal
09/03/2019 - 09/03/2019
The Torpedo Factory Photo © Nigel Cox (cc-by-sa/2.0)

A perambulation around Park Royal, Park Royal, NW London - Saturday 9th March  

Led by John Goodier

Old Oak Park Royal Development Corporation is responsible for a major re-development project in west London. The area started to become industrial around 1900 but mainly developed after the Great War. This trip is a return to a site we visited about 20 years ago. Much has happened since then, and more will happen over the next 20 years. The walk will cover the historic centre of Park Royal and include some of the buildings put forward for local listing. We will see some new build and hear about changes in the industrial base of the area. We will also see some industries that have continued. The process of change and the involvement of various partners will be outlined. The walk will provide an opportunity to see and understand what major re-development projects like this involve.

In the mid-noughties C20 campaigned, unsuccessfully, for the listing and preservation of Giles Gilbert Scott's Guinness brewery. Gavin Stamp's comments can be seen here

Note this is not an official OPDC trip; it is led by John Goodier who has become “Mr Heritage” for the project. The notes will contain an overview of the work so far and an outline of future work, and briefly outline the role of various stakeholders.

Meet 2pm North Acton Station (Central line).

Finish at 4pm at Harlesden (Bakerloo Line).

Members' price £12.00  Non Members £16.00



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