Our plan to ensure that Brent Cross remains in tune with its surroundings includes vegetation that reaches out to the River Brent, bringing the landscape up and into the centre.
The Living Bridge
Our vision for the new bridge is a green landscaped boulevard at the heart of the new town centre and sheltered from the North Circular. It will be a pleasant place to walk across and to stop and enjoy.
It will also form an important connection between the transformed shopping centre, the new bus station and the transformed Clitterhouse Playing Fields.
We want to restore the River Brent to its natural state, which will include allowing aquatic plants to flourish and grow. The creation of the park itself will hugely improve the area, with a new safe route along the riverside and a variety of different amenity areas within the park to allow people to sit down, relax and enjoy the surroundings.
Sturgess Park is a 0.76 hectare neighbourhood park accessible from Brent Cross and the surrounding residential streets. We want to significantly improve it, providing facilities such as play areas for all age groups and a central seating area.
It will serve both new and existing communities around Brent Cross and access to the Park will be improved with a new gateway to the south. This will encourage a greater flow of people through the area, while making the park a safer and more pleasurable place to walk.
We will aim to keep existing trees and vegetation, while thinning them out appropriately to allow for clearer views into and from the south and east. We are also proposing to plant additional trees.