A 32-ACRE park at the heart of the 1,300-home St Andrew’s Park in Uxbridge has been handed over by developers to the borough.

It is believed to be the largest new public green space in Greater London since the Olympic Park.

The open space at the former RAF Uxbridge base runs along the banks of the River Pinn and has not previously been accessible to the public.

Partners VINCI and St Modwen are handing it over for community use as part of its regeneration of the site.

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Landscaping work includes wild flower areas, 167 new trees, more than 3,000 shrubs and herbaceous plants, 60 bird boxes, bat boxes and log piles, to provide habitat for wildlife, trails winding around the park, new sports pitches and a children’s play area.

Since the closure of RAF Uxbridge by the Ministry of Defence in 2010, St. Andrew’s Park has entered a new phase in its history with 350 homes already sold.

St Modwen Homes are currently building 140 further homes, while and 240 private rental apartments will be complete around end of this year.

A 720-pupil primary school has also been handed over.