There are small details that seemingly reveal a lot about a person’s character – like the books they put on display or the way they organise their sock drawer. In a similar way, that’s how we should get to know towns and cities too, not through their headline attractions but the often-overlooked public realm.
The London Plan describes the public realm as, “the space between and within buildings that is publicly accessible, including streets, squares, forecourts, parks and open spaces.” They reveal a town’s true character because it’s where everyday life happens – where people meet, relax, socialise, reflect and debate among other activities.
At Brent Cross Town, the public realm has been thoughtfully designed to meet our community’s needs. Its parks, playing fields and streets come together to create an inclusive and sustainable town. But what makes it particularly unique is the blurring of city and nature.