Harlesden Canalside project

We are working with The Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC) and Brent Council to create a flagship community hub for local residents, businesses, boaters and visitors on the canalside in Harlesden.

The 5 year project is part of a joint effort to improve the canal environment through Old Oak and Park Royal, with funding from the Mayor’s Good Growth Fund, and shaped by our communities.

The project will develop a welcoming public space, bringing life to the canal and supporting community activities and local businesses. This could include space to socialise, a workshop for boaters, a canoe club, an outdoor café or market space, as well as landscape improvements.

You can find out more about the project on OPDC’s project website.

Picture of towpath and canal Harlesden Canalside improvements

Get involved and help shape what’s to come

The project team is working with local people to scope, shape, and design the project. We’re exploring what uses would be most welcomed and valued by the community. Help us to establish how the space might be occupied and operated, or even how you can be part of its future.

We’d love to hear your ideas and suggestions. Please register your interest with the project team via the project website.

Alternatively you can email us at enquiries.londonsoutheast@canalrivertrust.org.uk

Upcoming events

A number of engaging events are planned in March to explore the project and generate ideas:

  • 15 March 2021 Your Voice Matters Webinar
  • 18 March 2021 Business Workshop

You can find out more and register to attend on the project website.

As people are looking more and more to green space to support their wellbeing, the value of London’s canals as places to relax and enjoy, and also as vibrant destinations, is to be celebrated.

We know that people who spend time by the canal are healthier and happier, and we are excited to see how this canal-side space will develop and come to life through the ideas of people who visit, live, or work in Harlesden and Park Royal.

Last date edited: 9 March 2021