Practice lands executive architect role on 6,700-home regeneration scheme

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Barnet’s 180-acre Brent Cross Town scheme will include 6,700 homes

Whittam Cox Architects has been appointed by developer Argent Related on the first phase of the £5bn Brent Cross Town regeneration scheme in north London.

The practice will lead the technical implementation as lead consultant and executive architects for RIBA stage three onwards for two plots on the 6,700-home scheme, which is a joint venture between Argent Related and Barnet council.

Allies & Morrison, Squire & Partners and Maccreanor Lavington were the concept architects for the scheme, with Woods Bagot and Conran responsible for interior design.

Along with new homes, the 180-acre development will include workspace for more than 25,000 people and 50 acres of parks and playing fields along with new schools, shops, restaurants and student accommodation.

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The first phase will consist of a mix of tenures for ownership and rent as well as commercial and leisure spaces, according to the architect, which said it would be collaborating with several other “high profile” practices and interior designers on the project.

Argent Related head of residential Tom Goodall said that the firm had “developed a relationship with Whittam Cox Architects on the back of their track-record and experience”.

“We believe their technical and commercial strength, as well their understanding of modern methods of construction, will help ensure we deliver exceptional quality buildings and homes,” he added.

Early work on the wider development started on site in early 2020. Brent Cross West station, which has been designed by Chapman Taylor, is also under construction with completion expected by the end of 2022.

RED Construction - Brent Cross Town VP

Construction of Moxon Architects’ cross-laminated timber pavilion started at the end of last month

London contractor Red Construction started work on Moxon Architects’ three-storey pavilion (above) at Brent Cross Town at the end of last month. 

The cross-laminated timber structure will feature exhibition and commercial spaces and will be the first building completed as part of the wider scheme.