About the Project
The Brent Cross Cricklewood programme is the biggest redevelopment and growth programme Barnet Council has ever undertaken. It is one of the Mayor of London’s key growth projects, and amongst one of the most ambitious across Europe.
The currently underused industrial area will be revitalised and reshaped into a modern residential area, to become one of North West London’s top destinations for living, leisure, retail and business.
With a vibrant new town centre providing 7,500 new homes, commercial and retail spaces, arts and culture facilities, greener spaces, and improved schools and healthcare facilities the area will be transformed, creating the perfect balance between city life and a place to call home.
Significant investment in improving transport infrastructure will see the brand-new Brent Cross West Thameslink Station link to Central London in under 15 minutes, provide direct rail services to Luton and Gatwick airports, and connect with the wider London transport network. New roads and improved junctions, additional walking and cycling routes, and open spaces and parks will also enhance and support the area.
Why is the development needed?
Barnet is one of London’s biggest boroughs, home to a diverse population of almost 400,000 people. The number of residents has increased by over 27,000 in the last five years, among the fastest rates of growth in the capital. By 2030, the population is projected to increase to 450,000 people.
Household numbers are rising for a variety of reasons: children are growing up and starting their own families; older residents are living longer and able to live independently in their homes; our good schools and easy access to parks and open spaces are attracting new residents wanting to call Barnet home.
In places like the Brent Cross Cricklewood regeneration area, Colindale and West Hendon Barnet Council is leading long-term, complex regeneration schemes to deliver significant new housing, better public realm, enhanced community facilities, improved public transport connections and better connections to surrounding areas, enhancing the overall quality of life and living experience for everyone.