As we proudly present Brent Cross Town, our pledges to deliver a healthy, flourishing, green and connected town are more relevant than ever. New independent research from Copa has found that lockdown made us want to live more locally, living and working in places where we can flourish, and it’s inspired a new, fierce commitment to looking after the environment.
This park town for future London is a £5 billion, 180-acre redevelopment that will set a new standard for urban regeneration, delivered by Barnet Council in partnership with Argent Related, the developer who gave us King’s Cross. We are making four pledges to this new North London neighbourhood:
- We will create the place in London to participate in sport and play, 50 acres of parks and playing fields to unite people and transform lives
- We will make a North London town where all can flourish, a community that achieves inclusivity and neighbourliness
- We will build a net zero carbon town — addressing the global challenge of the climate crisis
- We will strengthen connections with great transport into and out of central London. Connecting businesses, customers, friends and family: central London in 12 minutes via rail, local walking and cycle networks, immediate access to the M1 and five major airports within an hour
Brent Cross Town is designed to evolve as our needs change. But with lockdown, the world changed faster than ever. We wanted to make sure we fully understood what this means. What do people want from their towns in the future? We asked insights agency Copa to conduct independent research, and in July and August of this year, they spoke to 3,000 UK residents and industry experts about their experiences during the pandemic. The result is a report called ‘Parks, Proximity and Places: A Flourishing Future of Towns’.