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.”
12/01/2021 16:30 by Buildington
RED Construction Group has been appointed to deliver Brent Cross Town’s temporary Visitor Pavilion, which is the first building to be delivered as part of the Brent Cross Town development.
RED Construction Group commenced work in late December on an 8,000 sq ft, 3-storey, temporary visitor centre on Claremont Way in Brent Cross to showcase Brent Cross Town’s masterplan and vision. The building is expected to be open to visitors by the end of 2021.
Designed by Moxon Architects, the building will capture and communicate the ambitious scale of Brent Cross Town, which will become a new park town for London and will establish a new standard for large-scale urban regeneration.
The Visitor Pavilion incorporates an exhibition space, flexible ground floor commercial space, as well as space available for community use.
It will be constructed by RED Construction as a low-carbon, innovative Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) superstructure which eliminates the need for a steel frame and will feature a timber-clad façade. The building will sit alongside a line-up of temporary community uses including the Exploratory Park play area that opened in August 2021.
Graham Sturge, Managing Director of RED Construction, said: “As RED Construction specialises in London developments, it is brilliant to be appointed to contribute our expertise to a scheme of this scale in the city, with an ambitious and highly sustainable vision. A pivotal space for all involved with Brent Cross Town, the Visitor Pavilion will also demonstrate RED’s in-depth knowledge of CLT, which has been implemented on previous projects such as Axtell House in Soho, London.”
Nick Searl, Partner of Argent Related and Joint-Lead for Brent Cross Town, commented: “Delivery of the Visitor Pavilion centre is an important early step in Brent Cross Town’s evolution and will provide a wonderful space in which to share our vision. We look forward to working with RED Construction to bring it to fruition, and for the Visitor Pavilion to begin telling the story of Brent Cross Town, a park town that will support the future of London.”
07/01/2021 12:40 by Buildington
Visitor Centre Plans Approved
The Planning Application for the temporary Visitor Centre at Brent Cross South, which includes an exhibition space and flexible ground floor commercial space, has been approved.
This Visitor Centre and associated landscaping was consulted on during events held in June and July 2019.
Barnet Council ref. no. 20/2332/FUL.
15/09/2020 20:53 by Buildington
Public Exhibition for Plot 15 & The Interim Transport Interchange
Online exhibition has launched showing the latest design proposals as part of the Brent Cross South regeneration scheme.
This exhibition covers designs for Plot 15, a residential plot located in the row of plots facing Claremont Park; and The Interim Transport Interchange, a transport hub to be located adjacent to the eastern entrance of the new Brent Cross West Thameslink Station.
The online exhibition is available to view and provide feedback on until Sunday 6th September 2020.
See the link in the details to visit the online exhibition.
19/08/2020 17:50 by Buildington
£148m Funding Package for Brent Cross South
Homes England, the government’s housing agency, has agreed funding packages totalling £309 million to accelerate construction at three major London housing developments.
In Brent Cross, a £148 million funding facility will fund land and infrastructure works needed to unlock the delivery of 6,700 homes.
The three schemes, in Brent Cross, Silvertown and Barking Riverside, have a total capacity for up to 20,000 new homes.
The loan funding, from the government’s £4.5 billion Home Building Fund, will enable the schemes to invest in the infrastructure necessary to speed up the construction of thousands of new homes in the capital.
In Brent Cross, a £148 million funding facility will enable the Brent Cross South Limited Partnership (BXS LP) – a partnership between Barnet Council and developer Argent Related – to fund the land and infrastructure works needed to unlock the delivery of 6,700 homes. The homes will be delivered approximately four years faster than they would have been without the funding, on a 180-acre brownfield site which stretches from the North Circular Road to Cricklewood Lane between Hendon Way and the Edgware Road. In addition, BXS LP will deliver Grade A office space and retail as well as leisure facilities, new schools, community facilities and new and improved parks, altogether providing for 25,000 jobs.
Housing Minister Rt Hon Christopher Pincher MP commented: “Our commitment to get Britain building is central to the mission of this Government, which is why last month I ensured home building can restart in a way that is safe.
“This investment from our £4.5 billion fund is a real statement of intent, delivering up to 20,000 homes, thousands of jobs, and putting in place the schools, retail and leisure spaces needed to form strong, vibrant communities.”
Gordon More, Chief Investments Officer at Homes England, said: “Despite the unusual and challenging situation the housebuilding sector, and indeed the whole country, is currently facing, Homes England remains open for business and committed to helping our partners deliver much-needed new homes.
“By investing in projects on this scale and allowing funding to be recycled into future phases of development, we are able to support significant schemes where commercial lenders may not. This means these three major developments can invest in the infrastructure they need to deliver in these uncertain times and accelerate the delivery of new homes.”
André Gibbs, Joint CEO of Brent Cross South DM, added: “This loan will assist in funding the infrastructure required to deliver 6,700 new homes as well as 3 million square feet of state-of-the-art offices, support retail and public amenities. At this challenging time, it is a great boost to the project that will allow us to maintain momentum and to secure the earliest possible delivery of vital homes.”
04/06/2020 11:01 by Buildington
Planning Permission for Claremont Park
Planning permission for a new neighbourhood park has been approved for Brent Cross South.
Plans for Claremont Park include a range of features such as: new play areas, park furniture, a pond, fencing and shared pedestrian and cycling routes. Some key design elements include:
- Space and equipment for exercise, play and leisure which caters for both young and old
- A wide range of benches and picnic tables accessible for all
- A fun and engaging trail which guides people on an exploration of the park
- A pond designed with a decked platform to create an area for people to rest
Improving the play offer and other park facilities will ensure that the park attracts a wide range of users and becomes a dynamic and active community space for the existing and growing communities around the park.
29/10/2019 16:55 by Buildington
New on Buildington!
Brent Cross South is a 180-acre mixed-use development next to Brent Cross Shopping Centre.
20/09/2019 21:01 by Buildington