Two new bridges over the A406, including a Living Bridge, providing dedicated pedestrian walkways, cycleways and bus lanes and Brent Riverside Park provides a new east-west link adjacent to the river with links to Brent Cross Shopping Centre.
The first phase of the scheme will deliver much needed works to local roads and junctions in partnership with Transport for London, Barnet Council and the Highways Agency. This phase alone includes a £200 million investment that will unlock all of the future phases of the area’s regeneration.
The first transport improvements
All of the works listed in the pop-up to the right will be completed within the first phase. This will be the largest single investment in transport infrastructure in the area’s history and will mean a hugely improved road network, alongside better pedestrian and cycle links being delivered at the very start of the area’s regeneration.
A much more accessible area
At present the masterplan area is cut off by major road and rail infrastructure, separating north from south and east from west. In future, the new town centre at Brent Cross Cricklewood will be fully accessible to pedestrians and cyclists for the first time and these new routes will be integrated into the existing surrounding walking and cycling network.
This will be a significant encouragement to sustainable and non-car transport and will represent a complete shift in how local, and future, communities get around the area.
The area will also be designed and built with the needs of disabled people and wheelchair users in mind from the start. The Brent Cross Cricklewood Consultative Access Forum, made up of local representatives and chaired by an access expert, will also review and comment on designs at every stage.