In 2010, the plans for a new town centre at Brent
Cross Cricklewood were approved by Barnet Council
and the Mayor of London, paving the way for the
biggest investment in the area’s history. The latest Section 73 application seeks to make three improvements to these plans.
indicative Brent Cross Cricklewood
masterplan including the three
areas we are seeking to update
View the masterplan
View the planning applications.
27,000 new jobs
Taken together the plans will support up to 27,000
full-time jobs and lead to a huge economic boost for
6,000 jobs will be delivered in the First Phase, with
5,500 of these in retail and leisure – sectors that
offer flexible working hours and so are particularly
suitable for local people who want to return to the
job market or need to balance work with other
An Employment and Skills Action Plan will be
developed with Barnet Council, local schools and
colleges to help local people into work or training.
7,500 new homes
7,500 new homes will be created in distinct residential
neighbourhoods, each with its own character.
There will be a range of new homes, matching
the needs of North London residents. The majority
will be apartments providing one, two, three and
four bedroom homes and there will also be some
The new homes will include those for general sale as
well as affordable housing for those on lower
incomes and dedicated provision for older people.
Brent Cross Shopping Centre will be transformed to
become the heart of the new town centre with a
network of covered streets and spaces to create a
world class destination for retail, dining and leisure.
A new pedestrian
and cycle bridge
We are proposing a new wide, green pedestrian and cycle
bridge across the North Circular Road to directly connect the
new shops, restaurants and leisure facilities in the North with
the homes, parks and community facilities to the South.
We already have consent for a range of new highways and public transport
infrastructure improvements and are proposing to complete many of these earlier
than was previously planned.
for three schools
A new secondary school will replace Whitefield School with state of the art
facilities, maintaining its specialist sport status and supporting a larger intake.
A new Mapledown School will replace the existing building with modern
Investment into primary school provision will expand capacity and modernise
facilities, including a new Claremont Primary School taking it from two
to three form entry.
Sketch of new Clitterhouse
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New train station
A major new Railway Station with five platforms and
capacity for 50,000 passengers a day, together with
an interchange for buses, taxis, private cars,
motorcycles and cyclists.
With frequent train services to Luton and Bedford
in the North and stations including Kings Cross,
Blackfriars, London Bridge, Gatwick, Wimbledon,
East Croydon and Brighton in the South.
New community facilities
A major new Health Centre will host GP surgeries and a range of other local
A new sports and leisure centre will replace Hendon Leisure Centre with more
A new community centre will be built with flexible meeting and training rooms
for local people.
A range of smaller community facilities within the new and improved open
spaces will include cafes, changing facilities, performance spaces and
Children’s facilities, including play areas in the parks and space for day
nurseries, will be provided as part of the project.
An events and entertainment programme suitable for younger people is
expected to become a regular feature within the new town centre including at
Plan of the Improved Sturgess Park.
In addition to Clitterhouse Playing Fields, four new parks will be created.
Eastern Park within a new residential district.
Brent Terrace Park running North South, to the West of Brent Terrace.
Office District Park as part of the new location for businesses to be created.
Brent Riverside Park around the improved River Brent.
New investment will also be made to secure improvements to existing green spaces as Claremont Way Open Space, Millennium Green and Sturgess Park.
A network of green corridors and pedestrian and cycle routes will connect the spaces together, ensuring that they can thrive all year round.
Energy bills will be reduced through the design of high-performance, low-carbon residential and commercial buildings.
High-efficiency water appliances will help reduce water consumption.
Planting on rooftops will provide new habitats.
The approach to waste will boost recycling rates and lead to greatly reduced quantities of waste being sent to landfill sites.
Materials from excavation and demolition will be reused on site, and new construction will contain at least 10% recycled content.
Plan of the improved Sturgess Park
Extensive landscaping, planting and new facilities
will create a very special community park.
New high quality sports pitches will include turf
pitches and hard courts to cater for a variety of
sports and age groups.
New community facilities will include children’s
play areas, a café, changing rooms and cycle
and car parking.
There will be extensive new planting mixed with open grass spaces.
A network of paths will link all areas together with
improved lighting and boundary fencing and still
provide free access for all.
Plan of the improved Clitterhouse Playing Fields