Brent Cross Cricklewood is one of the largest mixed use regeneration projects in the UK. The £4.5bn scheme includes the transformation of Brent Cross shopping centre, improved highway and public transport infrastructure and 7,500 new homes. Transport improvement plans include the comprehensive redesign of major road junctions, a new railway station, bus station and improved bus services, as well as enhanced pedestrian and cycle networks. The scheme is expected to support up to 27,000 full time jobs and will be a huge economic boost for the area.
AECOM has been involved with the project since 2005, delivering a range of services to support the Brent Cross Cricklewood Development Partners with its plans for the redevelopment. Services include the delivery of transport planning and infrastructure engineering advice to support the scheme’s planning application, which was approved by Barnet Council and the Mayor of London in 2010. Ongoing services include the preparation of extensive transport modelling, as well as detailed designs for new infrastructure at the 250-acre site.
The first phase of the scheme includes new pedestrian bridges, the new bus station, improvements to the River Brent, the key road junction works and around 1,250 new homes. Construction of this phase is expected to start in 2015, and there are a further six phases of development planned over a 20-year period.