Town Centre Regeneration - Brent Cross Cricklewood

Client: London Borough of Barnet/Re
Location: Brent Cross

The £4.5 billion Brent Cross Cricklewood development is Barnet Council’s most significant growth and regeneration programme. It will create a new sustainable mixed use town centre for Barnet and North London.

This regeneration is underpinned by major transport improvements, including the new Brent Cross Thameslink railway station connecting to King’s Cross St Pancras in under 15 minutes. Brent Cross Thameslink also includes a Waste Transfer Station, a Rail Freight Facility and relocated sidings.

GL Hearn were appointed by London Borough of Barnet/Re to provide, CPO and strategic communication advice covering:

  • Strategic Communications team were providing communications advice and activities since 2017;
  • Our Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) team appointed as lead advisor on all CPO matters in respect of the largest redevelopment project in London after the Olympic Park;
  • Multiple CPOs being promoted with over 300 interests in land to acquire in total; and
  • CPO was confirmed for CPO 1 and 2 in October 2017; CPO3 Inquiry closed in September 2017 with no objectors appearing to give evidence.

GL Hearn are currently providing planning services covering:

  • Discharging pre-reserved matters planning conditions to allow the new Thameslink station to be progressed to submission; 
  • Discharging pre-commencement conditions attached to the 2014 Brent Cross Phase 2 South redevelopment permission;
  • Securing consent for the new Waste Transfer Station, and discharging related conditions attached to that permission;
  • Securing consent for the new Sidings and Compound buildings, and discharging related conditions attached to that permission;
  • Undertaking EIA Screening for the Jerich Shed Demolition, and subsequent demolition application; 
  • Regularising the ‘Consequential Amendments’ arising from the reserved matter and ‘drop in’ applications; and
  • Assisting with preparation and coordination of the planning application for the new Thameslink Station.


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