Plans include biodiverse wetland area and plaza

HS2 has unveiled images of plans drawn up by Wilkinson Eyre and landscape practice Grant Associates for the public realm around the new Old Oak Common station in west London.

The public realm proposals include new public parkland with a viewing platform over a small wetland area and station plaza. It is planned the park will also be used for a series of pop-up markets.

Consultant WSP also worked on the plans which are out to a four-week public consultation before being submitted to planning authority Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation later this summer.

Residents will also be asked for their views on transport plans for access to the station which includes a bus depot with green-roofed shelters and indoor bicycle parking with wide cycle paths.

HS2 minister Andrew Stephenson said: ”At Old Oak Common, we’re not just building a world-class transport hub, but supporting one of the largest regeneration projects in the UK.”

A Balfour Beatty/Vinci/Systra team officially began work to build the new station - also designed by Wilkinson Eyre - last month.