Consent secured for investment in transport infrastructure and Central Brent Riverside Park
Hammerson and Standard Life Investments secured a resolution to grant consent from Barnet Council on 10 September 2015 for one of the largest investments in transport infrastructure that North West London has ever seen and for the first section of a new riverside park.
The plans will provide new bridges and critical infrastructure that will facilitate the area’s regeneration, North and South of the A406, as well as significant upgrade works to the major and minor junctions in the area. The plans will also divert the River Brent, allowing a new riverside park to be built.
Ben Littman, Development Manager, Hammerson, said:
“We welcome the Council’s positive decision, which is a significant step towards delivering this important investment in transport infrastructure for Brent Cross Cricklewood and the wider area. It also allows for the first part of a new riverside park to be built along the River Brent, opening up this section of the river to the public for the first time in more than 40 years.
We now have all planning approvals in place for the first phase of the area’s regeneration, which will enable the next phases of the Council’s masterplan for Brent Cross Cricklewood to come forward. Early next year we will be unveiling our exciting proposals for the transformed Brent Cross shopping centre."
These measures, which make up the final elements of the first phase, will pave the way for a fully accessible new town centre and will enable the next phases of the Council’s masterplan for Brent Cross Cricklewood to be delivered. This includes 7,500 homes, three million sq ft of office space supporting 27,000 new jobs, a new train station, three re-built schools, new parks and community facilities.