Architect lands role in £5bn London regeneration masterplan

Park view of residential building, Brent Cross Town

Argent Related has appointed Chesterfield-based Whittam Cox Architects on the first phase of its 180-acre regeneration masterplan in London.

Brent Cross Town will be a new park town for London and is set to be net carbon zero by 2030. Surrounded by 50-acres of parks and playing fields, the area will feature 6,700 new homes and workspace for over 25,000 people pedestrian-friendly streets, local shops, restaurants, schools and student accommodation.

Whittam Cox Architects will lead the technical implementation as executive architects for two plots initially, working in collaboration with several other high-profile architecture practices and interior designers.

Nick Riley, board director at Whittam Cox Architects, said: “Our appointment on Brent Cross Town reflects our experience in high-quality urban residential projects. This appointment with Argent Related is a significant instruction for us. The vision is bold and ambitious, and Argent Related’s commitment to the environmental agenda is commendable”.

Tom Goodall, head of residential for Argent Related, said: “We have developed a relationship with Whittam Cox Architects on the back of their track record and experience. We believe their technical and commercial strength, as well their understanding of modern methods of construction, will help ensure we deliver exceptional quality buildings and homes”.

Brent Cross Town is the neighbourhood in the Brent Cross Cricklewood regeneration programme. It is a joint venture between Argent Related and Barnet Council to develop a large-scale mixed-use development including new homes, retail and office space, as well as improved schools and greenspaces in the area.

Early work started on site in early 2020 and construction is also underway on the new Brent Cross West station which will be completed by the end of 2022.

At its heart, will be a focus on sport, play, health and well-being. The new neighbourhood will provide 6,700 homes and workspace for over 25,000 people. The community will be supported by first-class public transport infrastructure, a new and improved network of walking and cycle routes and a series of new parks and other amenities.