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QPR help kick off Oaklands

Post by dm » Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:56 pm

A bit of Fernandes spin or something more significant? http://www.theconstructionindex.co.uk/n ... ndbreaking

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Re: QPR help kick off Oaklands

Post by old pauline » Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:01 pm

Eh ? Since when have we been major players in the regeneration of Old Oak Common ?
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Post by Esox Lucius » Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:30 pm

Since 100+ acres was bought for £102m when OOC was first gathering momentum. It was purchased with the idea of providing houses and community facilities.
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Post by old pauline » Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:35 pm

Wow, I didn't know that we were landowners there. I thought the issue was that Car Giant owned the land where we wanted to go and that they only wanted to sell it for housing - with no stadium.

If we really do own 100+ acres there then that is by far and away the best bit of business Tony has done for us.
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Re: QPR help kick off Oaklands

Post by 222gers » Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:39 pm

Hopefully, Tony can sell off his 100 acres at a nice profit and build a new stadium on the Linford Christie site

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Re: QPR help kick off Oaklands

Post by SM » Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:22 pm

Yep, a very good investment by TF.

Not quite sure how QPR benefit from it though...
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Re: QPR help kick off Oaklands

Post by Esox Lucius » Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:14 am

SM wrote:
Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:22 pm
Yep, a very good investment by TF.

Not quite sure how QPR benefit from it though...
From memory, it was an entry into the OOC development scenario and Tune Group, along with the other business partners, would be creating a community of housing, recreational facilities and businesses on the development with a new QPR stadium complex at the heart of it. A holistic approach was seen as the way to get the LBofH&F on board with support for the stadium and the community created would help to swell the figures at the new stadium for football as well as hosting other events etc. to keep the revenue flowing throughout the year.
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Re: QPR help kick off Oaklands

Post by QPR-NI » Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:59 am

According to that article it looks like the new stadium is part of the plan for Old Oak Common.

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Re: QPR help kick off Oaklands

Post by Esox Lucius » Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:26 pm

QPR-NI wrote:
Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:59 am
According to that article it looks like the new stadium is part of the plan for Old Oak Common.
I thought I had made that clear? :?:
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Re: QPR help kick off Oaklands

Post by Andy_N19 » Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:18 pm

Don't know whether I'm whistling in the wind but the club
have not disowned the story and Fernandes made noises in his BBC Hardtalk
interview that OOC was still an ongoing concern.

As I've said before it's the kind of thing that somebody with a business acumen would get
involved with.
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Re: QPR help kick off Oaklands

Post by ZENITH R » Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:06 pm

Andy_N19 wrote:
Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:18 pm
Don't know whether I'm whistling in the wind but the club
have not disowned the story and Fernandes made noises in his BBC Hardtalk
interview that OOC was still an ongoing concern.

As I've said before it's the kind of thing that somebody with a business acumen would get
involved with.
My understanding is that while CarGiant have said not on our land. However, the OOC site is a lot bigger than CarGiant's share. Nobody else has ruled out QPR having a stadium as part of the regeneration. The decision when it is taken will be taken by people, bodies and organisations other than a group of used car salesmen.

There are lots of benefits to the community of having a new stadium/ leisure complex as part of the regeneration. So maybe the Linford Christie option is just QPR saying - we have other options, and putting a bit of pressure on the decision makers. Well done to the club for having a plan B, which is not something we have said too often.
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Re: QPR help kick off Oaklands

Post by Monkey » Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:06 am

Didn't "we" buy up a few plots of land in the area?

If I recall correctly, this development was part of the larger proposal which included the stadium. This part got approved, which is a positive sign, but doesn't guarantee anything. This doesn't include any land owned by cargiant, who will be the stumbling block when it comes to executing the rest of the proposal.

I'm sure it was all on the offish a while back.

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Re: QPR help kick off Oaklands

Post by sparkypark » Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:30 pm

The club owns smallish parcels of land at Old Oak, mainly on the fringes of the regeneration area - the Oaklands development is one of those fringes. Car Giant owns most of the land that will be developed in the first phase of major building there. The Development Corporation that has responsibility for planning the regeneration will publish its master plan for the area next year and will be encouraging Car Giant to apply for outline planning permission for development on the land it owns. The large building development will be going up in about nine years time, alongside the new station which is due to be completed in 2026.

So, Linford Christie sounds like a pretty good option.
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Re: QPR help kick off Oaklands

Post by dm » Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:38 pm

A bit more on QPR's involvement in Oaklands: https://www.qpr.co.uk/videos/features/oaklands/

It seems to be good thing for QPR as it appears this is an investment to produce a return that will be put into the new stadium. I do feel, however, things are going on we know little about.

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