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£1.4bn Brent Cross redevelopment plans submitted

Words: Laura Edgar
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A detailed planning application has been submitted to Barnet Council for a £1.4 billion regeneration of the Brent Cross Shopping Centre in North London.

The submission is in accordance with existing outline planning consent given in 2010 to developers Hammerson and Standard Life Investments.

Plans suggests the current centre – built in 1976 as the UK’s first out-of-town indoor shopping centre – will be refurbished with an extension to the site introducing more than 200 retail stores, 60 restaurants, a cinema, hotel accommodation and a new town square.

The bus station will be relocated and increased in size and public spaces improved, should planning permission be granted.

Brent Cross London is part of the £4.5 billion regeneration plan for Brent Cross and Cricklewood.

The scheme has been designed by architects Callison RTKL and Chapman Taylor. It could see Brent Cross Shopping Centre double in size to around two million square feet as well as provide 7,600 car parking spaces.

Community and stakeholder consultation was undertaken in the Brent Cross area in November 2016 and, on average, 88 per cent of people who commented on different aspects of the scheme said they supported proposals.

If approved, preliminary work on the development could start as early as summer 2018.

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