|Title:||Brent Cross Town masterplan and design guide, Brent Cross, London|
|Team:||Gillespies | Arup | Allies & Morrison | Michael Grubb Studio|
Argent Related and Barnet Council have ambitious plans to transform Brent Cross Town into an inclusive, green and accessible town centre. We delivered a comprehensive landscape strategy masterplan that will deliver a series of open spaces, with sustainability, health and wellbeing at their core.
Gillespies was appointed in early 2020 to undertake a review of the existing Brent Cross South landscape and public realm masterplan. We led the creation of a comprehensive landscape framework that explores the relationship between town and nature, with an emphasis on linking several existing and new green open spaces together with new green links. Over time, this green infrastructure network will provide vital pedestrian and cyclist connections, sport and play destinations, as well as corridors for wildlife, linking into existing assets such as Clitterhouse playing fields and the Welsh Harp reservoir.
We have also been involved in creating a public realm design guide for parts of Brent Cross Town, and several projects. These include large sections of the streetscape and a new square to support the opening of the new Brent Cross West station and the first Brent Cross Town plots.
Brent Cross Town will be a new park town for London. The project will deliver 6,700 homes, and workplaces for 25,000 people, set around 50 acres of green parks and playing fields. The vision set out at www.brentcrosstown.co.uk is for a flourishing community with high quality of life, enjoying beautiful parkland alongside state-of-the-art indoor facilities.
- 180 acres (the largest regeneration project in Europe)
- 150,000 sq ft of indoor leisure and sport facilities, and 3m sqft of office space
- £8bn investment
Brent Cross Town is the neighbourhood at the heart of the Brent Cross Cricklewood regeneration programme by BXS Partnership. It is a joint venture between Related Argent and Barnet Council to develop a large-scale mixed-use development including new homes, retail and office space, as well as improved schools and greenspaces in the area. Work started on site in early 2020.
Brent Cross Town aims to achieve net zero carbon by 2030 at the latest, including empowering everyone who lives and works there to make low-carbon lifestyle choices.
The existing tube station will be complemented by the new Brent Cross West rail station, just 12 minutes from London's Kings Cross. New walking and cycle networks will connect the touwn with surrounding neighbourhoods.
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