Brent Cross Regeneration
A major regeneration scheme to provide thousands of jobs and homes has moved a significantly closer following the agreement between Barnet Council and its development partners, Argent Related & Hammerson and Standard Life Investments.
The multi-billion pound Brent Cross Cricklewood scheme will create a new town centre, incorporating 7,500 homes, 27,000 jobs, three re-built schools, redevelopment of Brent Cross shopping centre, new parks and community facilities with additional Thameslink station as well as major transport improvements.
Divided between the redevelopment of Brent Cross north of the A406 provided by Hammerson and Standard Life Investments and, to the south of the A406, almost 7,000 homes, a new high street, parks and community facilities provided by a Joint Venture partnership made up of Barnet Council and Argent Related.
The development will be linked by a new pedestrian ‘living bridge’ across the A406 and will incorporate new roads, pathways, cycling routes, parks and squares throughout.
An extra Thameslink station linking the development to King’s Cross St Pancras in less than 15 minutes is being delivered by the council, supported by the Greater London Authority and a £97m government grant.
Councillor Richard Cornelius, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for a major part of our borough to be transformed, creating thousands of new jobs and homes. Securing the agreement signifies our partners’ confidence in the scheme and London’s future. I am sure that together we will be able to breathe new life into this area and create a thriving London neighbourhood which will be a model for the 21st century and beyond.”
David Partridge, Joint CEO, Argent Related, said: “This is a scheme which we have been looking to get involved in for a long time – it is exactly the sort of opportunity which brings together Argent and Related’s combined experience in major regeneration. It has the attributes of scale, great transport links and the potential to make an authentic place, and we are looking forward to working closely with Barnet Council and Hammerson and Standard Life Investments to bring it to fruition. Brent Cross is a perfect example of the public/private partnerships which are essential to meet the needs of London, delivering places to live, work and visit – and creating shared value for all.”
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