Queens Park Rangers Football Club and partners, Stadium Capital Developments have announced plans for a new 40,000 seater stadium as part of a major regeneration project in the Old Oak area in West London. The scheme has the provisional title of New Queens Park.
The consortium has 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”. QPR’s 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.
QPR CEO, Philip Beard, added:
We look forward to working with the Mayor and local authorities and we will, of course, be consulting our loyal and passionate supporters, as well as the local community, on our exciting plans early next year. We will look to build a stadium QPR fans and local residents can be proud of.
Loftus Road is renowned for its atmosphere and with the help of our supporters, replicating that at our new stadium will be one of our top priorities.