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Brent Cross Cricklewood

  • Regeneration

About Brent Cross Cricklewood

One of the biggest regeneration projects in Europe, the Brent Cross Cricklewood scheme will see the comprehensive regeneration of 151 hectares to create a sustainable new town centre for Barnet and North London including substantial residential and commercial uses. The project comprises three components:

  • Brent Cross London — a modernised and extended shopping centre and improvements to critical road infrastructure as well as cycling and pedestrian access. Delivered by Hammerson and Standard Life Investments. Visit www.brentcrosslondon.co.uk
  • Brent Cross South — the creation of a new high street south of the North Circular, including 6,700 new homes, commercial development and new and improved community facilities and public spaces. Visit  www.brentcrosssouth.co.uk
  • Brent Cross Thameslink — a new, additional Thameslink station and associated infrastructure works to provide pedestrian, cycling and vehicle links across the railway, and replace outdated waste and freight facilities. Visit www.barnet.gov.uk/brentcrossthameslink

Key facts

The regeneration and growth programme in Brent Cross Cricklewood will deliver:

Economic growth and supporting businesses

  • The refurbishment and redevelopment of Brent Cross shopping centre  to create a world-class class shopping, entertainment and leisure destination and provide new employment opportunities for local people.
  • Space for up to 27,000 new jobs over the lifetime of the project
  • Jobs brokerage and skills training
  • 4.2 million square feet of new office space
  • SME business place

Transport and infrastructure improvements

  • A new, additional Thameslink mainline station and public transport interchange
  • A relocated and enlarged bus station at Brent Cross shopping centre, with new and improved bus routes
  • Major road improvement schemes at key junctions and a new road connection from the Thameslink station and southern development to the A5
  • Improved links between Brent Cross shopping centre and the new town centre, including a new Templehof Bridge and new Living Bridge
  • New pedestrian and cycle routes
  • Replacement waste transfer station and Network Rail Freight Facility

Homes and neighbourhoods

  • 7500 new homes built to sustainable standards
  • A new high street to the south of the North Circular with shops, cafes, restaurants, and office space
  • Educational and community space
  • New Claremont Primary School and replacement Whitefield Secondary and Mapledown Schools
  • New healthcare facilities
  • New and improved leisure spaces, with a brand new Hendon Leisure Centre and improvements to the sports pitches at Clitterhouse Playing Fields
  • High quality public realm and green spaces, including creation of Market Square which will link the new Living Bridge and improved Clitterhouse Playing Fields.
  • Diversion of the River Brent and the creation of a riverside park
  • Seven new or improved parks totalling 65 acres, including improvements to Clitterhouse Playing Fields, Sturgess Park and Claremont Open Space

Progress report

  • October 2010: Brent Cross Cricklewood received outline planning consent from Barnet Council (ref. C/17559/08) and subsequently amended in 2014 (ref. F/04687/13).
  • May 2017: Submission of detailed planning for Brent Cross Shopping Centre
  • May 2017: Submission of BXT rephrasing application to bring forward delivery of the station from 2031 to 2022
  • June 2017: Consultation on designs for the new station, Waste Transfer Station and Rail Freight Facility.
  • July 2017: Consultation on the first buildings for BXS, including replacement homes for Whitefield Estate residents

Delivery partners

Brent Cross North: Hammerson UK PLC; Standard Life Investments

Brent Cross Cricklewood South: Argent Related; London Borough of Barnet

Brent Cross Thameslink: HM Government; Greater London Authority; Network Rail; LB Barnet


  • Regeneration Service
  • Barnet House, 1255 High Road, Whetstone, London N20 0EJ
  • Tel: 020 8359 7248
  • Email: regeneration@barnet.gov.uk

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