Proposed reserved matters scheme, Image credit: Glenn Howells Architects.

Plans for a 23-floor Student Tower Approved for Barnet

The London Borough of Barnet has approved a reserved matters application, for the construction of a 23-floor student residential tower in the heart of the emerging Brent Cross Town district in North London.

The detailed plans were drawn up by Glenn Howells Architects on behalf of masterplan developers Argent, better known for their work in Kings Cross and Birmingham City Centre.

It is hoped that enabling works for the 662 student bedroom development in early 2022, with students occupying the halls of residence in time for the start of the 2024/25 academic term.

Image credit Glenn Howells Architects / Argent LLP

The scheme also known as Plot 25 is the tallest plot of the master plan with detailed consented permission to date and with surrounding buildings set to join it.

In addition to the visually prominent 23-floor element, the scheme will also include a 9-floor element that will face onto the new proposed High Street South.

The articulation of the lower and high rise elements is designed from the outset to act as a corner section on the junction off Templehof Avenue and High Street South.

Image credit Glenn Howells Architects / Argent LLP

The scheme will be a part of the £7bn redevelopment masterplan which will include over 6,000 new homes, a new public park of which will all be enabled by a forthcoming Thameslink train station whisking people to central London in 12 minutes.

The station is currently under construction and will open for passenger services in December 2022, will be served by four trains per hour in each direction.