Plans submitted for 2 Brent Cross Town

A planning application was submitted on behalf of Brent Cross South Limited Partnership (BXS LP), to support the reserved matters planning application for plot 19, Brent Cross Town submitted to the London Borough of Barnet.

The development team has appointed architects Bennetts Associates

Brent Cross Town is a joint venture between developer Argent and the London Borough of Barnet to deliver up to; 6,700 new homes, up to 3 million square feet of new office floorspace as well as new green open and play spaces over a 15-year build-out timeline.

Plot 19 in the background, pictured among the approved residential plots and public space.

Later this year a new railway station nearby at Brent Cross West will support the delivery of an effectively new part of London. The expected service will include all Luton and St Albans stopping services. This gives a frequency of 6 trains per hour in each direction off-peak, increasing to 8 in the peak.

The redevelopment proposals for the Brent Cross Cricklewood (BXC) site were granted planning was approved on the 23rd of July 2014, subsequent to an earlier application approved in 2010.

Plot 19, which is being marketed to prospective occupiers as 2 Brent Cross Town compromises a 6-9 floor building of predominantly timber construction that will front onto the emerging Station Square to the North and the emerging eastern public realm known as Claremont Place.

The proposed scheme according to the architects proposes an external finish of a glazed terracotta frame with profiled concrete infills. This is said to complement the tinted concrete frame and ceramic infill of the immediately adjacent Plot 15, which already has planning consent.

If approved it would provide around 138,000 sq ft of new office space, which is targeting a BREEAM Rating of “Outstanding” against 2018 metrics.

Currently, two other office developments at 4 and 3 Brent Cross Town immediately next to Brent Cross West railway station are also in the pipeline, with Sheffield Hallam University set open its first satellite campus at 3 Brent Cross Town.

Elsewhere on the master-planned site, a 662-room high-rise student residential tower has also been approved, which is expected to open in time for the 2024/25 academic term.