Brent Cross London at; screen capture.

Brent Cross London at; screen capture.

Site plan in May 2017 of Brent Cross London at; screen capture.

Site plan in May 2017 of Brent Cross London at; screen capture.


Brent Cross London

Prince Charles Drive, London NW4 3FP
Local Authority:
Mixed use

Description of Brent Cross London

Brent Cross London is a mixed-use redevelopment by Hammerson and Standard Life Investments in Brent Cross, London NW4.

Brent Cross London is the northern element of the wider £4.5bn regeneration plan for Brent Cross and Cricklewood.

The development will include the refurbishment of Brent Cross Shopping Centre, creation of new pedestrian routes, bus stops, retail premises, homes, and improved public spaces.

The regeneration of Brent Cross will double the size of the existing centre to 2 million sq ft of retail and leisure space. In addition to the ‘state of the art’ leisure and cinema offer, the plans include up to 150 new retail stores and 50 new restaurants, hotel accommodation and improved public spaces including a new town square. The plans also include a relocated and enlarged bus station as well as improved transport and highways infrastructure.

Designed by award-winning architects: Callison RTKL and Chapman Taylor, the proposed development will see Brent Cross Shopping Centre double in size to around 2 million sq ft with 7,600 car parking spaces to become a world-class retail-led, mixed-use destination.

Brent Cross was the first American-style shopping mall in the UK when it opened in 1976. John Lewis and Fenwick will be retained and a new Marks & Spencer anchor store will be delivered. All three were part of the original Brent Cross when it opened 41 years ago.

Subject to planning consent, preliminary work on the development could start as early as summer 2018.


The current centre, an iconic part of the local community for over 40 years, will remain open as usual throughout the development programme, begins in 2018.

2017 May - Hammerson and Standard Life Investments submit detailed plans for Brent Cross Shopping Centre redevelopment. The plans, submitted to Barnet Council, envisage the refurbishment and extension of the shopping centre introducing more than 200 new retail stores, 60 restaurants, a state of the art cinema complex, hotel accommodation, a new town square, a relocated and enlarged bus station as well as improved public spaces.

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The nearest tube, train and bus stations.
Brent Cross Underground Station
Brent Cross Shopping Centre
102, 143, 186, 189, 210, 232, 324, 326, 643, C11, 112, 142, 182, 266, 611, N266

News: (2)

Hammerson has decided to defer the start on site of the scheme although it remains an important strategic project and they continue to recognise its role as one of London’s leading retail destinations.

Source: Hammerson Strategy update and 2018 Half-Year Results 24.07.2018

24/07/2018 11:12 by Buildington

Hammerson and Aberdeen Standard Investments have secured National Amusements’ luxury cinema brand Showcase Cinema de Lux for the new £1.4bn Brent Cross.

This is the cinema’s first location in London and it is the first leisure brand to be announced as part of the proposed regenerated and extended Brent Cross.

The 1,800 seat, 80,000 sq ft cinema with 12 auditoriums will provide state-of-the-art innovation in film presentation, including sight, sound and design. With cutting-edge audio visual technology as standard in every screen, the new Cinema de Lux at Brent Cross will bring viewers the sharpest and brightest image quality and multi-dimensional sound. The cinema will also offer a full service bar and a wide range of hot food, in addition to favourite cinema snacks. The first Showcase Cinema de Lux with full laser projection technology was opened as part of Hammerson’s Westquay centre in Southampton during 2017 and has been trading well since.

Robin Dobson, Director, Retail Development at Hammerson, said: “To secure London’s first Showcase Cinema de Lux is a key milestone in our plans to transform Brent Cross and is testament to the long-term strength of the centre. Brent Cross remains a key location for brands and this announcement is the latest of many exclusive brand openings, including worldwide, European and UK firsts in the centre’s 40 year history. The cinema will anchor the new leisure offer at Brent Cross, promoting a vibrant and exciting evening economy.”

James Stevens, Head of UK Development, at Aberdeen Standard Investments added: “Cinema de Lux is a hugely exciting example of how we’re injecting new energy into Brent Cross. It also represents a key milestone in the evolution of this iconic retail destination. It will be the foundation for a step change in vibrancy and diversity, delivered through a market leading leisure, dining and entertainment offer.”

“We are excited to once again partner with Hammerson at Brent Cross to create another, unparalleled cinema experience in the UK,” said Duncan Short, Senior Vice President, USA and International Operations at Showcase Cinemas. “Showcase Cinema de Lux in Southampton was the first cinema in the UK to offer the latest laser projection and Dolby Atmos sound system in each screen as standard. Coupled with fully reclining seats in every auditorium, the cinema offers an unrivalled movie-going experience to which our customers have responded enthusiastically. We look forward to continuing to push the boundaries of film exhibition in the UK with Showcase Cinema de Lux Brent Cross.”

“We are extremely pleased to expand upon our valued relationship with Hammerson, as Showcase continues to thrive in the UK.” said Shawn Sullivan, Vice President – Real Estate and US & International Legal and Business Affairs at Showcase Cinemas. “Working closely with Hammerson and Aberdeen Standard Investments, we will create an extraordinary ‘best-in-class’ cinema experience for Brent Cross.”

06/04/2018 06:26 by Buildington

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