Gillespies, a company working to deliver transformative landscape design, has been chosen to deliver a comprehensive landscape strategy masterplan for Brent Cross Town as well as landscape and public realm design for several plots of this 180-acre neighbourhood in North London, as part of the Argent Related and Barnet Council’s ambitious plans to deliver a new park town for London.
Brent Cross Town will deliver 6,700 new homes, 150,000ft2 of indoor leisure and sports facilities and 3ft2 of office space, located within a significant green landscape and enhanced public realm. In addition, it will also include three new school, student accommodation, as well as connections to King’s Cross in 12 minutes via the new Brent Cross West station, to be finished by the end 2022.
Brent Cross Town will set a new standard for large-scale urban regeneration and ‘green city living’ in the capital, all set within 50-acres of parks and playing fields. This exciting scheme will provide green transformation for the area and an accessible town centre that will support the changing demands of modern life.
Ealy 2020, Gillespies undertook a review of the existing Brent Cross Town Landscape and lead the creation of a comprehensive landscape framework that examines the relationship between town and nature.
The practice is ensuring a detailed delivery of a Public Realm Design Guide for parts of Brent Cross Town, guiding the current and future plot design teams to deliver the plans of the landscape framework, with emphasis on linking existing and new green open spaces together with new green links.
This green network will provide a vital pedestrian and cyclists connections, sport and play destinations, as well as designing improved landscapes.
The practice is delivering a detailed Public Realm Design Guide for parts of Brent Cross Town, which will guide the current and future plot design teams to deliver the objectives of the landscape framework, as well as designing several large sections of improved streetscapes and a brand-new public and community square, which will support the opening of the new Brent Cross West station and the first Brent Cross Town buildings.
The landscape in Brent Cross Town will play an important role in mitigating the impacts of climate change and will contribute towards London’s green economic and COVID-19 recovery with a strong sense of community at their core.