Argent unveils first office blocks at £5bn Brent Cross site

Grant Prior 2 weeks ago
Share

Argent Related has revealed designs for the first three office buildings at its £5bn Brent Cross Town development in north London.

The offices are located next to 50 acres of parks and playing fields along with 6,700 new homes, restaurants, leisure, shops, sport facilities, schools and student accommodation.

The first 550,000 sq ft of office space at Brent Cross Town will bring together innovative companies, academic organisations, start-ups and scale-ups to “create a new, market-leading business ecosystem that on completion will total some 3m sq ft of space for 25,000 workers.”

Argent said: “The ecosystem will bring together a range of sectors who share a desire to be part of a network greater than their own and hold common values of championing quality of life and sustainability.”

The first three buildings are positioned around a new main square and adjacent to the entrance of the new Brent Cross West station that will be completed in 2022.

The new office buildings

Number 2 Brent Cross Town is set to be a factory for new ideas and innovation. Its design by Hawkins\Brown architects has 103,000 sq ft of flexible floorplates, allowing start-up and scale-up businesses to become part of a collaborative community of creators. The seven-metre-high ground floor space is accessible to the public, encouraging residents and visitors to engage with the work inside through events and exhibitions. This building has a timber structure and will use zero carbon heating and cooling systems.

 

Number 3 Brent Cross Town is designed by ShedKM architects and provides 221,000 sq ft of office space, with an expansive double height reception offering easy access from the station entrance. Design features include a timber floor structure, flexible open floorplates leading onto balconies and a striking warehouse-style roof pavilion with terraces and far-reaching views of the parks and Hampstead Heath beyond.

 

Number 4 is Brent Cross Town’s beacon timber-framed building designed by Studio Egret West architects, providing 250,000 sq ft of thoughtfully considered, flexible and well-lit floorplates, with a top-floor ‘lantern’ feature and a generous wrap-around rooftop balcony with panoramic views over the city. If required, numbers 3 and 4 can be connected to provide c. 500,000 sq ft of space, with expansive c. 45,000 sq ft floorplates. Their position at the gateway to Brent Cross Town suits major organisations with an outward-looking focus who value easy links to both central London and the rest of the UK.

Nick Searl, Partner of Argent Related and Joint-Lead of Brent Cross Town, sais: “We believe the future of great work lies in collaboration, and that our cities need to provide high-quality space for employees and businesses to come together.

“Brent Cross Town will be created to enable a better work-life balance, to encourage active and outdoor lifestyles, while providing places for innovation, mentoring and meeting of minds that cannot be achieved working from home.

“We remain confident in the requirement for physical office space that can flex and evolve with the requirements of its occupiers.”

Councillor Daniel Thomas, Leader of Barnet Council, said: “Brent Cross Town is an exciting development for Barnet. Its connectivity to the rest of the UK will help attract world-class businesses and talent to the borough, while boosting skills and employment locally.

“Our new 180-acre park town has been designed so businesses are supported by open spaces, community facilities, retail and new homes; responding to changing behaviours towards living and working.”





Latest news

Sisk wins £260m Birmingham skyscraper

Moda picks Sisk for second major tower project in the city centre
14 hours ago

AECOM chief joins Kier as London building MD

David McKenzie to lead growth of London construction business
17 hours ago

Scaffolders take on 300 Government ‘kickstart’ youngsters

Fifty NASC contractors commit to industry work placement push
14 hours ago
NASC

£760m confirmed for East West Rail next stage

£34m released for plan to reopen Northumberland line from Newcastle to Ashington
1 day ago

Strong trading lifts hirer P Flannery revenue to £116m

Revenue soars to record high for fast-growing plant hirer
22 hours ago

Site demand soars for Covid killing spray tunnels

Battersea Power Station site latest to install personal protection tunnels
22 hours ago

CSCS skills cards go virtual

Workers can now hold cards on their mobile phones
21 hours ago

GMI starts final £27m phase of Sheffield office complex

Developer Scarborough Group International commits to latest scheme
21 hours ago

St Modwen starts on speculative logistics site

Developer starts demolition work on major Basingstoke site
21 hours ago

Keep the industry updated by joining the Enquirer Directory

Membership lets construction know you are open for business as recovery gathers momentum
6 days ago

Over 50 jobs axed as steelwork contractor collapses

Conder Allslade placed in voluntary administration
4 days ago

Henry Construction wins London City Road tower

Work to start shortly on 22-storey red-brick skyscraper project
4 days ago

Galliford Try poaches HS2 civils contract boss

David Lowery joins as operations director, responsible for highways
4 days ago

BAM bags £29m Dartford high school

Work to start on Stone Lodge School in Kent
4 days ago

Go-ahead for 850-home west London TfL scheme

Bollo Lane trackside high rise residential scheme to be built in Acton
5 days ago

Sinkhole swallows homes on Manchester street

Collapsed sewer blamed for 10ft sinkhole
4 days ago

Bouygues to build latest Tower Hamlets resi block

Construction to start in March on 100 per cent affordable development
5 days ago

Scaffolders plan strike action at British Steel works

Scunthorpe site faces disruption as scaffolders take strike action over pay
5 days ago

Construction set to grow by 14% this year

'W' shaped recession and recovery as housing and infrastructure lead the way
6 days ago

Wates to start on Oxford university’s biggest building job

Planning green light means construction can start this summer on £200m Life and Mind Building
6 days ago

Builder crushed by falling pile of plasterboards

Suspended prison sentence for director after worker fractures pelvis
5 days ago

Graham tipped for £30m Birmingham tech hub

11-storey office project to be built  in the city’s Eastside area
5 days ago

18 housing groups team-up for offsite homes push

Northern housing bodies to switch from 'endless pilot projects' culture to build 9,000 homes
5 days ago

Winners named for £187m Surrey building framework

Ten secure spots on major projects lot for Spelthorne Borough Council
5 days ago

Galliford Try set to return to profitability

Contractor starts 2021 with a £3.3bn order book
6 days ago

Duo win design for £400m concrete roads renewal plan

Atkins and Aecom seal £39m design deal to upgrade 600 miles of concrete roads
7 days ago

Van Elle eyes strong recovery after challenging first half

Piling contractor confident market growth will drive return to profitability
6 days ago

£250m A1 Birtley to Coal House upgrade approved

Costain A1 upgrade job adjacent to the Angel of the North to start within months
6 days ago

Eric Wright to pave way for £180m Wirral Waters neighbourhood

Infrastructure package awarded on latest phase of transformation of River Mersey bank
6 days ago

May start for McAleer & Rushe £47m Leeds office job

12-storey City Square House project to start in May
6 days ago

Contractor services