The historic Brent Cross Shopping Centre lies at the heart of a massive regeneration project.

Plans to redevelop the site were first laid out when joint developers Hammerson and Standard Life Investments were granted permission to carry out a £4 billion masterplan to modernise the entire Brent Cross Cricklewood area in 2010.

The proposed site covers 370 acres with a new Brent Cross Shopping Centre as its focal point.

In May 2017 detailed plans of the drastic face-lift the 41-year-old shopping centre is set to receive were published.

Construction on the site is due to start in the summer of 2018 but with the final planning decision still yet to be published things have gone quiet for the moment.

A spokesman from Tavistock, the PR firm in charge of the Brent Cross regeneration project, said: "Construction cannot begin until we have received planning consent from Barnet Council.

"Barnet is expected to give a decision this quarter. We don’t yet have a date when the planning committee is meeting to decide.

"But as soon as we know what will happen is that the planning officers will make a recommendation to the committee prior to the meeting."

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The completion date for the new Brent Cross Shopping Centre is 2022, and here is what we are to expect when it is finished.

Plans for huge new Brent Cross Shopping Centre

It will have:

  • A new town square.

  • More than 200 new retail stores.

  • 60 restaurants.

  • A cinema complex.

  • Hotel accommodation.

  • An enlarged bus station.

  • 7,600 car parking spaces.

  • It will be double the size of the current Brent Cross Shopping Centre and cover 2 million sq ft.

  • A new Marks & Spencer anchor store.

  • John Lewis and Fenwick stores will be retained.
In May 2017 detailed plans of the drastic face-lift the 41-year-old shopping centre is set to receive were published

Around the shopping centre

  • A new living bridge.
  • A green landscaped boulevard – which will span the North Circular and create a walkway for people from Brent Cross London to the regeneration to the south of Brent Cross London.

Head of UK development at Standard Life Investments, James Stevens, said: "Our plans for Brent Cross London are progressive and ambitious.

"We are in discussions with a breadth of retail and leisure brands who are equally excited at becoming part of north London’s premier shopping centre."

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