QPR Ask Fans for Help Planning New Stadium
Supporters who complete survey could win new home shirt
Queens Park Rangers say that over the coming months, the club will be working closely with architectural firm Populous to come up with initial design concepts for the proposed new stadium development at Old Oak Common.
The brief will be to capture the essence of what makes Loftus Road unique and combine this with start-of-the-art facilities and pioneering design concepts to create a world class stadium supporters can be proud of.
To complete the survey and read the full terms and conditions, visit the club website.
The club's statement at the time stated: " Queens Park Rangers Football Club and partners, Stadium Capital Developments, have concluded a letter of collaboration with the Greater London Authority (GLA) and the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham to bring forward an early and very significant private sector investment into the Old Oak Common regeneration area."
The news followed London Mayor Boris Johnson's announcement that turning Old Oak into a new world-class city quarter was to be one of his main regeneration priorities, and that a Mayoral Development Corporation (MDC) was to be set up to promote it.
The plan is to develop a 40,000 capacity football stadium at the heart of the regeneration area, and for this to be the catalyst that will eventually bring about the creation of a residential and commercial area covering several hundreds of acres – larger than Canary Wharf – ultimately generating 50,000 jobs and 24,000 homes.
The scheme has the provisional title of New Queens Park.
In December, club Chairman, Tony Fernandes, told www.qpr.co.uk: " Loftus Road is – and always will be – a special place for the club and our supporters, but we need more than an 18,000 capacity.
" With no option of expanding here, we have to look elsewhere and we welcome the Mayor’s and Hammersmith & Fulham Council’s commitment to regenerate the area, which includes an option to develop a new stadium at Old Oak as a key catalyst to bring forward redevelopment, cementing our future in this part of West London.
" Not only will this give us a top quality stadium to cater for QPR's needs as the club progresses and grows over the years ahead, but we are very excited about being the driving force behind creating one of the best new urban places in the world.
" This will be the catalyst for the regeneration of a forgotten area – ultimately bringing new transport, 24,000 homes and at least 50,000 jobs.
" It will create a vibrant new destination in London, boosting local businesses, attracting new visitors and tourism and creating a thriving community."
May 12, 2014