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Argent team named preferred bidder on Brent Cross Cricklewood South

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Argent, working with Allies & Morrison, Liftschutz Davison Sandilands and Glenn Howell Architects, has been chosen to deliver the 7,500-home Brent Cross Cricklewood South scheme for Barnet Council

The team which also includes US development giant Related, David Morley Architects and landscape architects Townshend, was named as preferred bidder for the 78 hectare site south of the North Circular earlier today (25 February).

The team was selected by the north London authority ahead of ahead of submissions by: Barratts and London & Quadrant Housing Trust; Capital & Counties Properties; and Far East Consortium International Limited with Countryside Properties, Notting Hill Housing Trust and Southern Grove.

The plot already has outline planning permission for 1.5million m² of development including 7,500 new homes under a masterplan drawn up by Allies and Morrison. Works will also include the transformation and expansion of Brent Cross Shopping Centre into a ‘retail, dining and leisure destination’.

The wider £4billion regeneration scheme will deliver a new town centre for Barnet and north west London, creating up to 27,000 jobs.

As well as the proposed 7,500 new homes, the redevelopment of Brent Cross Cricklewood will provide three rebuilt local schools, new health facilities and high quality parks and open spaces.

Over £400million will be invested in transport infrastructure including new roads, increased capacity at key junctions and the creation of a new, additional station on the Midland Mainline and Thameslink lines.

The redevelopment of Brent Cross Shopping Centre is being undertaken by Hammerson and Standard Life Investments.

Argent declined to comment on the appointment.

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