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Brent Cross
Brent Cross
is an area of north London, in the London
London
Borough of Barnet. It is located near the A41 Brent Cross
Brent Cross
Flyover over the A406 North Circular Road. Brent Cross
Brent Cross
is best known for the Brent Cross Shopping Centre and the proposed Brent Cross Cricklewood
Brent Cross Cricklewood
development.

Contents

1 Geography 2 History 3 Shopping Centre 4 Brent Cross Cricklewood
Brent Cross Cricklewood
development 5 Transport

5.1 Proposed Transport Improvements

6 References 7 External links

Geography[edit]

The River Brent
River Brent
at Brent Cross. The Ordnance Survey 1:50,000 scale mapping shows a sea of dark green here as the A406 North Circular Road and the A41 Hendon
Hendon
Way meet at the Brent Cross
Brent Cross
Flyover. A small weir impounds a head of water as the river flows down towards the Brent Reservoir.

Brent Cross
Brent Cross
is in the London Borough of Barnet
London Borough of Barnet
and contains the Brent Cross Shopping Centre. The area takes its name from an old crossroads near the River Brent
River Brent
and is not in the London
London
Borough of Brent (that local authority lies to the west of the nearby A5 Edgware
Edgware
Road). It has no specific boundaries but in general only premises west of the Brent Cross
Brent Cross
Flyover, east of the M1 motorway and close to the North Circular are described as being in Brent Cross. The River Brent
River Brent
passes through it, flowing from east to west in a man-made channel.

Neighbouring areas of Brent Cross

Colindale Hendon Temple Fortune

West Hendon, Staples Corner

Brent Cross

Golders Green

Dollis Hill Cricklewood Childs Hill

History[edit] "Brent Cross" was originally the name of a crossroads in the vicinity of the current Brent Cross
Brent Cross
Flyover. By 1944, the term was being used to describe addresses north of the A406 North Circular Road and west of the A41 Hendon
Hendon
Way[1][2] and after the eponymous shopping centre was built it was also used to describe business addresses south of the North Circular. Previously the area had been known as Renters Farm, a name dating from 1309, and it remained largely farmland until the nineteenth century. In the late nineteenth century a sewage works was built there and Hendon
Hendon
Greyhound Stadium stood there from 1935 to 1972.[3] In 1976 the Brent Cross Shopping Centre
Brent Cross Shopping Centre
was opened, the first stand-alone shopping centre to be built in the United Kingdom. In the 1920s and 1930s, two major roads through the area were constructed, the east-west A406 North Circular Road and the north-south A41 Hendon
Hendon
Way. In 1923 the Northern line
Northern line
( Edgware
Edgware
branch) was extended on a short viaduct over the River Brent. In 1964/65 the Brent Cross
Brent Cross
Flyover was built to carry the Hendon
Hendon
Way over the North Circular. During its construction on Saturday 20 June 1964 a fatal accident occurred while erecting a large crane at the site. The crane jib buckled and collapsed onto a coach travelling east on the North Circular Road killing seven passengers on board. A question was raised in parliament about the accident on 22 June.[4] In the 1970s, the North Circular Road was upgraded with a huge east-west flyover rising from Brent Cross
Brent Cross
above both the A5 road and the railway line.The M1 motorway was extended south to meet the North Circular Road slip roads below this flyover. Shopping Centre[edit] Main article: Brent Cross
Brent Cross
Shopping Centre The Brent Cross Shopping Centre
Brent Cross Shopping Centre
is a major retail facility which opened in 1976.[5] Brent Cross Cricklewood
Brent Cross Cricklewood
development[edit] Main article: Brent Cross
Brent Cross
Cricklewood Brent Cross Cricklewood
Brent Cross Cricklewood
is a planned new town centre development in Hendon
Hendon
and Cricklewood. The development is planned to cost around £4.5 billion to construct and will include 7,500 homes, 4,000,000 sq ft (370,000 m2) of offices, four parks, transport improvements and a 592,000 sq ft (55,000 m2) extension of Brent Cross
Brent Cross
Shopping Centre.[6] The developers of the scheme are Hammerson
Hammerson
and Standard Life.[7] 200 new retail stores are included in the original plan. [8] Construction is planned to start in 2018 and be completed in 2021-22.[7] To counter the disruption of the area by the building works, the developers have offered to 'green up' the bridge over the North Circular and maintain it as a 'living bridge' making a horticultural contribution to the basic scheme [9] As market for new retail stores changes and demand is expected to decline with the shift to online shopping, BXS is changing it's delivery plan and intends to focus on residential development first. [10] Transport[edit]

Brent Cross
Brent Cross
Bus Station

The London
London
Underground stations nearest to the shopping centre are Brent Cross
Brent Cross
and Hendon
Hendon
Central, both on the Northern line. According to the council, both "feel very remote and lack adequate pedestrian links and signage", and the 10 to 15-minute walks are through "a hostile pedestrian environment.".[11][12] The bus station adjacent to the shopping centre is served by 13 bus routes. It is open 24 hours a day and when the shopping centre is closed a cash machine, some phone boxes and drinks and confectionery machines remain accessible. Proposed Transport Improvements[edit] Transport schemes have been proposed involving Brent Cross, as part of, or concurrent to, the Brent Cross Cricklewood
Brent Cross Cricklewood
development. These include

measures promoted by the Brent Cross Cricklewood
Brent Cross Cricklewood
developers[13] but the subjects of objections to their planning application,[14][15] including

a new railway station on the Thameslink line new bridges over the A406 North Circular, but the removal of another bridge moving the bus station closer to the A406 North Circular significant changes to the road network within and around the development.

the West London
London
Orbital underground railway, promoted by the West London
London
Business group the FastBus limited-stop bus service (to reach Brent Cross
Brent Cross
in a second phase), promoted by - the Park Royal Partnership
Park Royal Partnership
business group, London
London
Borough of Brent and London
London
Borough of Ealing the North and West London
London
Light railway, promoted by the London
London
Group of the Campaign for Better Transport (UK),[16][17] to link Brent Cross, Wembley, Ealing
Ealing
Broadway, West Hampstead, Colindale
Colindale
and Finchley
Finchley
Central.

References[edit]

^ " London
London
Gazette listing of uses of Brent Cross". The London
London
Gazette. TSO on behalf of Her Majesty’s Stationery Office. Retrieved 2009-11-09.  ^ " London
London
Gazette issue 36543". The London
London
Gazette. 2 June 1944. Retrieved 2009-11-09.  ^ " Hendon
Hendon
NW4 Brent Cross". Barnet Council. Retrieved 2009-11-09.  ^ "ACCIDENT, NORTH CIRCULAR ROAD (Hansard, 22 June 1964)". Hansard.millbanksystems.com. 1964-06-22. Retrieved 2017-11-26.  ^ London
London
Transport Museum View of shopping centre, 1977 ^ "Full consent for £4.5bn Cricklewood
Cricklewood
scheme". Property Week. 29 October 2010. Retrieved 12 November 2010.  ^ a b "Green light for the £4.5bn rebuilding of Brent Cross". London Evening Standard. 29 October 2010. Archived from the original on 20 November 2010. Retrieved 12 November 2010.  ^ "The Proposed Scheme".  ^ "HortWeek". 27 May 2017.  ^ "BXS Newsletter". 5 May 2017.  ^ London Borough of Barnet
London Borough of Barnet
Development framework, chapter 3, page 13 ^ London Borough of Barnet
London Borough of Barnet
Development framework, chapter 3, page 12 ^ Brent Cross Cricklewood
Brent Cross Cricklewood
Partners. " Brent Cross
Brent Cross
Cricklewood: 05 Transport Improvements". Archived from the original on 29 March 2010. Retrieved 2009-10-25.  ^ Barnet Council. "Report ref C/17559/08". Retrieved 2009-10-25.  ^ Barnet Council. "Report of the Head of Planning and Development, re Brent Cross Cricklewood
Brent Cross Cricklewood
Regeneration Area, with Addendum". Retrieved 2009-10-25.  ^ Campaign for Better Transport (UK)
Campaign for Better Transport (UK)
Press release on 'Brent Cross railway' ^ London
London
Campaign for Better Transport North and West London
London
light railway (NWLLR) / Brent Cross
Brent Cross
Railway (BCR) plan

External links[edit]

Brent Cross Cricklewood
Brent Cross Cricklewood
developers' website Area Regeneration plan Further information on Brent Cross
Brent Cross
Shopping Centre

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London
London
Borough of Barnet

Districts

Arkley Barnet Gate Brent Cross Brunswick Park Burnt Oak Childs Hill Chipping Barnet Church End Cockfosters Colney Hatch Colindale Cricklewood East Barnet East Finchley Edgware Finchley Friern Barnet Golders Green Grahame Park The Hale Hampstead
Hampstead
Garden Suburb Hendon The Hyde Mill Hill
Mill Hill
(including Mill Hill
Mill Hill
East) Monken Hadley Muswell Hill New Barnet New Southgate North Finchley Oakleigh Park Osidge Southgate Temple Fortune Totteridge West Hendon Whetstone Woodside Park

Attractions

artsdepot Avenue House Barnet Gate
Barnet Gate
Mill Barnet Museum RAF Museum

Parks and open spaces

Arrandene Open Space Barnet Gate
Barnet Gate
Wood Basing Hill Park Bethune Park Bittacy Hill Park Brent Park Brent Reservoir Cherry Tree Wood Childs Hill
Childs Hill
Park Clitterhouse Recreation Ground Coppetts Wood Darland's Lake Nature Reserve Dollis Valley Greenwalk Edgwarebury Park Friary Park Golders Hill Park Greenhill Gardens Hendon
Hendon
Park King George's Fields Long Lane Pasture Lyttelton Playing Fields The Mill Field Mill Hill
Mill Hill
Park Moat Mount Princes Park Monken Hadley
Monken Hadley
Common Oak Hill Park Oak Hill Wood Old Court House Recreation Ground Princes Park Rowley Green Common Scratchwood Stoneyfields Park Sunny Hill Park Swan Lane Open Space Totteridge
Totteridge
Fields Tudor Sports Ground Victoria Park Victoria Recreation Ground Watling Park West Hendon
Hendon
Playing Fields Whitings Hill Open Space

Constituencies

Chipping Barnet Hendon Finchley
Finchley
and Golders Green

Tube and railway stations

Brent Cross Burnt Oak Colindale Cricklewood East Finchley Edgware Finchley
Finchley
Central Golders Green Hendon Hendon
Hendon
Central High Barnet Mill Hill
Mill Hill
Broadway Mill Hill
Mill Hill
East New Barnet New Southgate Oakleigh Park Totteridge
Totteridge
and Whetstone West Finchley Woodside Park

Other topics

Brent Cross
Brent Cross
Cricklewood Coat of arms Council Grade I and II* listed buildings Nature reserves People Public art Schools

Category Commons

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London
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International

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Major

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Clapham
Junction Dalston East Ham Edgware Eltham Enfield Town Fulham Hammersmith Holloway Nags Head Kensington High Street Kilburn King's Road
King's Road
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Districts (principal)

Acton Beckenham Bethnal Green Brentford Camberwell Canada Water Carshalton Chadwell Heath Chingford Clapham Crystal Palace Coulsdon Cricklewood Dagenham Deptford Dulwich Edmonton Elephant and Castle Erith Feltham Finchley Forest Gate Forest Hill Golders Green Greenwich Harlesden Hampstead Harringay Hayes (Hillingdon) Hendon Hornchurch Kentish Town Leyton Mill Hill Mitcham Morden Muswell Hill New Cross New Malden Northwood Notting Hill Penge Pinner Purley Ruislip Sidcup Southgate South Norwood Stanmore Stoke Newington Surbiton Sydenham Teddington Thamesmead Tolworth Tulse Hill Twickenham Upminster Upper Norwood Wanstead Wealdstone Welling West Ham West Hampstead West Norwood Willesden
Willesden
Green Woodford

Neighbourhoods (principal)

Abbey Wood Alperton Anerley Barnes Barnsbury Battersea Beckton Bedford Park Bermondsey Bow Brent Cross Brockley Canonbury Charlton Chelsea Chessington Chipping Barnet Chislehurst Clerkenwell Elmers End Gidea Park Greenford Gunnersbury Hackbridge Hackney Ham Hampton Hanwell Hanworth Harold Wood Highams Park Highbury Highgate Hillingdon Hook Holloway Hoxton Ickenham Isle of Dogs Isleworth Islington Kensal Green Kew Lambeth Manor Park Mortlake Neasden Northolt Nunhead Plaistow (Newham) Poplar Roehampton Rotherhithe Seven Kings Seven Sisters Shoreditch Stamford Hill Stepney St Helier Surrey Quays Tottenham Upper Clapton Walworth Wapping West Drayton Worcester Park Yiewsley

Lists of areas by borough

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Barking
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London
Below (magical realm) (Neverwhere: TV series, novel) Walford
Walford
(borough) (EastEnders: TV soap)

The London
London
Plan 2011, Annex Two: London's Town Centre Network – Greate

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