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Brent Cross Town construction updates

We periodically send joint updates with our colleagues at Brent Cross Town

Spring/Summer 2021: Outlining the vision of Phase 1, including the sound strategy, new homes, community partnerships, and upcoming works. And our insert, which features updates on the Brent Cross West station, highways improvements, and celebrating local businesses.

Construction updates

People living in close proximity to the new station and park town receive construction updates through their doors. However you can also read these online on our website on this page.

December 2021 Construction Update: Brent Cross West, Brent Cross Town and Plots 53 and 54 (replacement homes for Whitefield Estate residents) works programmes for December to February.

October 2021 Construction Update: Brent Cross West construction programme (October to January), works programme for Plots 53 and 54 (replacement homes for Whitefield Estate residents), and launch of the Clitterhouse Playing Fields consultation.

June 2021 Construction Update: Brent Cross West construction programme (June to October), and works programme for Plots 53 and 54 (replacement homes for Whitefield Estate residents)


We send regular e-newsletters with news and updates from across the Brent Cross Cricklewood regeneration programme. You can also read back issues of the newsletter here.

December 2021:  A look back at 2021, new film studios announced and works progress on Brent Cross West station.

November 2021: A focus on sustainability across our programme, the launch of the Flourishing Index survey, a charity football tournament raises hundreds of pounds for the charity Homeless Action In Barnet, and our highways improvements are completed at Cricklewood Broadway.

October 2021: Consultation on Clitterhouse Playing Fields, highways improvements near completion, mural is Brent Cross Towns first public artwork, and new jobs from a groundworker apprenticeship to the team at our Visitor Pavilion and Welcome Hub.

September 2021: Station works enters its next stage, highways improvements near completion, Brent Cross Town’s first supermarket opens, Exploratory Park nominated for a national design award, and we reveal the recipients of this year’s Brent Cross Town Community Fund.

August 2021: Brent Cross Town’s plans for student accommodation, the art ‘wrap’ for the Brent Cross Primary Substation, the kiosk for Claremont Park, two young people who have found work on the project, and an interview with Emma Blackman of Emma’s Hot Food And Snacks.

July 2021: Part two of the Overbridge is delivered, we meet Brent Cross Town’s latest recruit who joined following a work placement through Women Into Construction, another milestone on our highways improvements, and a business profile with the Junction Cafe.

June 2021: Works start both on our first new homes and on creating Claremont Park, the improvement and expansion of Claremont Primary School gets planning approval, Brent Cross Town Community Fund returns to offer grants of up to £5,000, and a series of crucial rail works is completed.

May 2021: Possibility of even more rail links at Brent Cross West, a video of the station’s Eastern Overbridge installation, two public meetings on the new homes at Plots 53 and 54, plus an update on roadworks at Cricklewood Broadway.

April 2021: We meet the homeless man who has been handed a new chance in life by the Brent Cross West station project, apprenticeship opportunities building Brent Cross Town, multiple railway landmarks during April, and Barnet Council’s Meet The Buyer events offer opportunities on BXC to local firms.

March 2021: New homes and Neighbourhood Square approved, fly-tipping cleared at Brent Terrace, we profile our female leaders to mark International Women’s Day, and a business profile with Ihle Violins.

February 2021: Brent Cross Town’s sound strategy is unveiled, work starts ahead of the new homes being built in Brent Terrace, and we celebrate National Apprenticeships Week.

January 2021: Designs for the first three office buildings are unveiled, installation begins on the Eastern Overbridge which will provide pedestrian access over the rail line for the first time in 150 years, and a business profile with James Colbourne from Cricklewood Coffee

December 2020: Planning permission for the railway station’s eastern entrance, student accommodation consultation, and a business profile with Sean from microbakery Sean’s Loaf.

November 2020: Piling works begin at Brent Cross West railway station, Barnet Council and Argent Related reveal their vision and name for the new town, and a business profile with Natalie Wright from family market stall Wright’s Fruit And Veg.

August 2020: The Exploratory Park opens, community projects share £30,000 from the Brent Cross South Community Fund, and the old Jerich Shed is removed.

June 2020: The design for Brent Cross West train station is approved, Homes England agrees £148 million funding to accelerate the construction of new homes, and a deal is signed to provide low carbon heating to homes, shops, and other businesses in the development.