Work set for start next summer

Hammerson has submitted plans to revamp the 40 year old Brent Cross shopping centre in north-west London.

Designed by Callison RTKL and Chapman Taylor, the work will see the 1976 shopping centre doubled in size to 186,000sq m with over 7,600 car park spaces.

It will include a new Marks & Spencer store to go alongside other flagship tenants John Lewis and Fenwick – while the bus station will be enlarged and relocated. A new cinema and hotel will also be built along with around 400 homes and a riverside park.

The scheme was previously called Brent Cross Cricklewood and was masterplanned by Allies & Morrison.

The site was split into two back in 2014 with the plot north of the A406 North Circular road – which includes the shopping centre – now being developed by Hammerson and its partner Standard Life.

Subject to approval from Barnet council, work on the scheme could start next summer.

Argent and its partner, US rental property firm Related, are working on the other half of the regeneration of Brent Cross and Cricklewood, which will see nearly 7,000 new homes, parks, community facilities and a new high street built.

This part of the scheme, called Brent Cross South, is being delivered in joint venture with the council.

The overall value of the entire regeneration of the Brent Cross area is put at £4.5 billion.