QUEENS PARK RANGERS BEGIN TALKS OVER NEW STADIUM

Queens Park Rangers have opened a consultation over plans for their new 40,000-seater stadium.

The R's venue would see a capacity of more than double the 18,500 of Loftus Road, and is set to be named New Queen's Park.

The project would create up to 55,000 jobs, and create space for the construction of 24,000 new homes in the Old Oak Common area of north-west London. 

As well as its economic benefits, the redevelopment could see improved transport links, with plans to add a station connect to the Cross Rail and London to Birmingham line. 

QPR Chairman Tony Fernandes said: “We are looking to deliver much more than just a stadium.

“We want to create a new destination that we propose to call New Queens Park. It will serve as a catalyst for regeneration, creating thousands of new jobs and homes for local people.”

The consultation will run until 17th October. 

Posted on 04/09/2014