Brent Cross Town
12/01/2021 by Buildington
Argent Related has revealed the first three office buildings at Brent Cross Town.

The new office buildings are located next to 50 acres of parks and playing fields along with 6,700 new homes, restaurants, leisure, shops, sports facilities, schools and student accommodation.

This first 550,000 sq ft of office space at Brent Cross Town will bring together innovative companies, academic organisations, start-ups and scale-ups to create a new, market-leading business ecosystem that on completion will total some 3m sq ft of space for c. 25,000 workers. The ecosystem will bring together a range of sectors who share a desire to be part of a network greater than their own and hold common values of championing quality of life and sustainability.

Brent Cross Town developers have partnered with Vattenfall, a leading European energy services company, to provide a reliable and affordable zero-carbon heating network, with a view to removing all CO2-emitting sources. Brent Cross Town will also reduce embodied carbon by using cutting edge timber construction technologies in its office buildings.

The first three buildings are set around a new main square and next to the entrance of the new Brent Cross West station, which will be completed in 2022.

Number 2 Brent Cross Town has been designed by Hawkins\Brown architects has 103,000 sq ft of flexible floorplates, allowing start-up and scale-up businesses to become part of a collaborative community of creators.

Number 3 Brent Cross Town is designed by ShedKM architects and offers 221,000 sq ft of office space.

Number 4 is Brent Cross Town’s beacon timber-framed building designed by Studio Egret West architects, providing 250,000 sq ft of flexible floorplates, with a top-floor ‘lantern’ feature and a generous wrap-around rooftop balcony with panoramic views over the city. If required, numbers 3 and 4 can be connected to provide c. 500,000 sq ft of space, with expansive c. 45,000 sq ft floorplates.

Nick Searl, Partner of Argent Related and Joint-Lead of Brent Cross Town, commented: “We believe the future of great work lies in collaboration, and that our cities need to provide high-quality space for employees and businesses to come together. Brent Cross Town will be created to enable a better work-life balance, to encourage active and outdoor lifestyles, while providing places for innovation, mentoring and meeting of minds that cannot be achieved working from home. We remain confident in the requirement for physical office space that can flex and evolve with the requirements of its occupiers.”

Ken Wong, COO and Director of International Development, Related, added: “As the nature of work changes, Grade-A offices in connected communities will become prime and the space we are delivering at Brent Cross Town will create a new ecosystem for business. Brent Cross Town offers a competitive advantage to organisations who understand that employee quality of life is vitally important to productivity and to the overall health of their business.”

Councillor Daniel Thomas, Leader of Barnet Council, commented: “Brent Cross Town is an exciting development for Barnet. Its connectivity to the rest of the UK will help attract world-class businesses and talent to the borough while boosting skills and employment locally. Our new 180-acre park town has been designed so businesses are supported by open spaces, community facilities, retail and new homes; responding to changing behaviours towards living and working.”
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