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Brent Cross masterplan includes leisure and hospitality within ‘park town’

Argent Related has revealed plans for a new £5bn park town in Brent Cross called Brent Cross Town.

The masterplan for the 180-acre site formerly known as Brent Cross South will deliver 6,700 new homes, 3m sq ft of office space, as well as leisure and hospitality amenities with a strong focus on sports and leisure facilities.

Argent was selected to develop the site in partnership with Barnet Council in 2015, beating off rival bids from a partnership between Barratt and London & Quadrant; Capital & Counties Properties; and Far East Consortium International with Countryside Properties, Notting Hill Housing and Southern Grove.

The new housing at Brent Cross Town, which Argent Related received a £148m loan from Homes England for earlier this year, will be made up of a use of tenures. This will include for sale units in a range of sizes as well as around 500 build-to-rent homes and 600 student beds.

The scheme will also include 50 acres of parkland.

Argent Related has made four pledges relating to the scheme. These include:

– Becoming a net zero carbon town by 2030 at the latest

– Creating a place where people can participate in sport and play with 150,000 sq ft of indoor facilities in addition to the 50 acres of parks

– “To make a town where all can flourish” with the launch of a Flourishing Index in partnership with Manchester University and Buro Happold. The index will study people’s wellbeing and mental health to help Brent Cross Town be at the forefront of people-centred design.

– To strengthen the existing transport connections locally and into central London, which will be 12 minutes away from Kings Cross by train when a new station, Brent Cross West, opens at the end of 2022.

The scheme has been designed to be a “15-minute town” in line with the emerging trend of hyperlocal living…

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