- Come and see the first detailed designs for creating a new town centre at a series of public exhibitions through October
- This first stage includes renewing and reviving local parks, major improvements to local roads and junctions for all road users, a landmark new Living Bridge to connect local communities and delivering of the first new homes
- All of this will pave the way for a new town centre in North London with a transformed Brent Cross Shopping Centre at its heart
Local people will soon get a first look at the unparalleled investment in local parks, jobs, roads, homes and infrastructure that Brent Cross Cricklewood will deliver at a series of public exhibitions about the first detailed designs for the regeneration programme.
The events will start on Friday 10 October at Brent Cross Shopping Centre and will run until Saturday 18 October, during which time they will visit two other venues in the area – the Crown Moran Hotel on Cricklewood Broadway and Hendon Leisure Centre.
Last year, the Brent Cross Cricklewood development partners – Hammerson and Standard Life Investments – submitted an application to make improvements to the scheme which originally received planning consent in 2010. In July 2014 a new planning permission was secured, heralding the start of this exciting next stage of the scheme – detailed design and the first steps towards making it a reality.
This first stage of the scheme will:
- Renew and revive Clitterhouse Playing Fields and Claremont Park, creating two community parks, as well as starting to create a new Brent Riverside Park
- Make major improvements to local roads and junctions for the benefits of drivers, pedestrians and cyclists
- Prepare the ground for a new town centre on either side of the North Circular, linked by a landmark new Living Bridge
More information about all of this and more will be on display at the public exhibitions where attendees will also have the chance meet the project team, give their views and ask questions about the scheme.
Mike McGuinness, Development Director at Hammerson, said:
“This is a really exciting moment for this major scheme and for the area as we’re getting closer to making it all a reality. These important first steps showcase in detail what these fantastic new parks will look like, how the Living Bridge and better road network will connect communities for the first time and how all of this will come together for the benefit of new and existing residents alike.
“There will be more to come next year too, as we start considering plans for the transformation of Brent Cross Shopping Centre, the new bus station, further new homes and much more. I hope that local people will join us each step of the way to help us create the very best possible place for everyone.”