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Highways improvement works were carried out by Conway Aecom at the Cricklewood Lane / A5 Cricklewood Broadway / Chichele Road junction. These works were part of the planning permission for the Brent Cross Cricklewood regeneration programme.

The main purpose of the improvements works was to deliver additional capacity for vehicles travelling through the junction, particularly from Cricklewood Lane to the east. The improvements included signal modernisation, footway improvements and new controlled pedestrian crossing facilities.


Work schedule

Main works completed: November 2021

Contractors: Conway Aecom

Work included:

  • Junction of Cricklewood Lane and Cricklewood Broadway with Chichele Road re-aligned and widened 
  • Demolition of the four-storey building on Cricklewood Lane to allow for the highways widening and essential improvement to the junction. 
  • Installation of new modernised signals  
  • New road markings 
  • New controlled pedestrian crossing facilities 
  • Footway improvements 

Rendering works

Rendering works to seal the wall behind the steel propping on 162 Cricklewood Broadway will begin this month. From Thursday 3 March teams will be on site installing the scaffolding necessary to carry out the works. The rendering works will begin on 16 March and will take up to six weeks to complete. Once finished the rendering will replace the black lining currently in place with a white finish.

Due to delays in the availability of construction materials the rendering has been delayed from an expected completion date last year.

Future plans for this site

Now the demolition and the highways works are complete, Barnet Council is developing proposals for the future use of that area of land which could include a landscaped area with seating, greenery, and workspace units for local enterprises. In the spring, a community consultation will open to help shape those plans before final proposals are recommended to councillors later in the year.

Until this development comes forward, a public art commission will be installed along the palisade fencing which celebrates Cricklewood’s rich aviation history. You can read more about these plans, and how to be involved in the design here. 

A final piece of artwork will be designed to cover some of the propping on the building. Due to be in place by early summer.