Oct 14, 2020

Brent Cross Town vision unveiled

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Brent Cross Town developer Argent Related is putting sustainability, sport and social lives at the heart of this £5 billion north London development.

In bringing together the vision, Argent have worked in conjunction with Barnet Council to establish plans for 6,700 homes, workspace for 25,000 employees, shops, restaurants, leisure, culture and events space as well as 14,000m2 of indoor sports facilities and 20ha of parks. There will also be student accommodation and the redevelopment of three local schools.

The major regeneration scheme is being shaped by a variety of designers, including Studio Egret West, where in a collaboration with ShedKM we are the architects for the gateway buildings at Brent Cross West. Here, we're leading the design of 350,000 sqft of office space, as well as the design of the new Brent Cross West station entrance which is scheduled for completion by 2022.

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Our designs set out to achieve significant sustainable and wellbeing aspirations including a hybrid timber structure that reduces embodied carbon, as well as a significant investment in green infrastructure throughout. We have designed a compelling arrival to the new neighbourhood, featuring a light canopy roof structure over timber glulam columns which captures the spirit of a place focused on well-being and a connection to nature. The glazed structure will allow natural light in to work with landscape proposals by Gillespies, and create a unique arrival to Brent Cross Town.


Other practices contributing to Brent Cross Town include ACME, Allies and Morrison, David Morley Architects, dRMM, East Architecture, Gillespies, Glenn Howells Architects, Kjellander Sjoberg Architects, Maccreanor Lavington, Makower Architects, Moxon Architects and ShedKM.

Argent Related has made four pledges for the future of its Brent Cross Town proposals:

  • To provide the best of traditional and emerging sports, working with leading sports organisations, governing bodies and 'hero ambassadors' to help drive female participation and champion diversity and inclusion.
  • To launch a 'flourishing index' that will pioneer the measurement of how individuals and communities prosper flourish in a new town centre. The developer is partnering with Manchester University and Buro Happold on the initiative, which focuses on mental health and wellbeing.
  • To become a net-zero carbon town by 2030 by driving down the embodied carbon in buildings and infrastructure as well as the carbon used in energy supply – and offsetting the remainder.
  • To strengthen connections, locally through pedestrian and cycling routes, into Central London through access to the M1, and further afield to the region's airports.

The pledges by Argent Related include measures to ensure Brent Cross Town remains relevant and desirable post-pandemic.



Brent Cross Town vision unveiled