The Planning Application for the temporary Visitor Centre at Brent Cross South has been approved.
This Visitor Centre and associated landscaping was consulted on during events held in June and July 2019. The designs incorporate an exhibition space and flexible ground floor commercial space. Many thanks to those that came along to share their thoughts on the designs for this last year.
To see more information about the temporary visitor centre, click here and search the following reference number 20/2332/FUL.
Launched in May 2020 for its second year, the £30,000 Brent Cross South Community Fund focused on supporting local initiatives which are working to respond directly to the impact of COVID-19 in the communities in and around the regeneration area.
In total, the panel received 55 applications for funding. The panel were extremely impressed by the level of dedication and creativity the applicants demonstrated to support some of the most vulnerable groups in their communities and improve their environment in the wake of COVID-19.
Eleven projects located in, and just outside, the wards of Golders Green, Childs Hill and West Hendon, neighbouring the Brent Cross South development have now been offered grants of up to £3,000.
The eleven projects selected incorporate a wide range of activities and initiatives, ranging from a scheme set up to provide socially distanced physical activities for children on the West Hendon Estate over the summer holidays, an outdoor nature engagement and wellbeing programme at Clitterhouse Farm, as well as a project set up by the Barnet African Caribbean Association to improve digital inclusion for older people in its community.
This exhibition will present further elements of the BXS development covering detailed design proposals for:
• Plot 15, a residential plot located in the row of residential plots facing Claremont Park; and
• the Interim Transport Interchange, a transport hub to be located adjacent to the eastern entrance of the new Brent Cross West Thameslink station.
We encourage you to take a look, and complete the online feedback form so that your thoughts can be considered as part of the design development.
Click here to view the full proposals online until Sunday 6 September 2020.
Exploratory Park is now open for local people to enjoy. Designed by East Architects, Exploratory Park replaces the Rosa Freedman Centre and Clarefield Park with a welcoming new landscaped space, which will be in place until the permanent Claremont Park is completed. The park is now open daily from 7am till dusk.
Click here for directions to the new Exploratory Park.
The Brent Cross South Community Fund is back for a second year offering up to £3,000 per project for community initiatives in the Brent Cross South area.
The BXS Community Fund will this year refocus to prioritise projects that respond to the impact of Coronavirus in our community, amplifying the positive actions already being undertaken by charities, residents’ associations, small groups of neighbours and everything in between.
To see more information about the Community Fund and for details on how you can apply click here.
Come and share your views on the proposed designs for Brent Cross South, Phase 2. We are now consulting on designs for new buildings, streets and open spaces within Phase 2 of Brent Cross South.
Exhibition Day 1: Saturday 8th February, 11am – 3pm
Exhibition Day 2: Monday 10th February, 4pm – 8pm
Location: Carey Hall, 58A Claremont Road, London NW2 1BU
Planning permission to deliver a new neighbourhood park has been approved for Brent Cross South. Plans for Claremont Park include a range of features such as: new play areas, park furniture, a pond, fencing and shared pedestrian and cycling routes. Some key design elements include:
- Space and equipment for exercise, play and leisure which caters for both young and old
- A wide range of benches and picnic tables accessible for all
- A fun and engaging trail which guides people on an exploration of the park
- A pond designed with a decked platform to create an area for people to rest
Improving the play offer and other park facilities will ensure that the park attracts a wide range of users and becomes a dynamic and active community space for the existing and growing communities around the park.
To see more information about the neighbourhood park, documents can be found HERE.
In 2019, Brent Cross South launched a pilot £25,000 Community Fund to support local initiatives celebrating or improving the local area. The fund, delivered by independent organisation Semble, offered grants of up to £3,000 for projects located in, and just outside, the wards of Golders Green, Childs Hill and West Hendon. In total, ten local groups received grants and these groups are set out below.
• Apache Kids Club
• Brent Terrace Residents’ Association
• North West Two Residents’ Association
• 3rd Golders Green Scout Group
• Memories Local History Group
• The Friends of Child’s Hill Park
• The Warm Hearts Project
• Child’s Hill Walk Art for the Community
• Golders Green Estate Residents’ Association
Come and view the proposed designs for Brent Cross South: The Exploratory, a series of temporary projects at the beginning of the Brent Cross South regeneration comprising the Temporary Open Space, a visitor centre, improvements to the Claremont Way parade of shops and public realm improvements which will link these spaces together.
Exhibition day 1: Saturday 6 July, 10am to 2pm, Claremont Way parade of shops, NW2 1AJ
Exhibition day 2: Wednesday 17 July, 6pm to 8pm, Claremont Way parade of shops, NW2 1AJ
Reserved Matters planning approval has been granted for Plot 13 and Phase 1 South associated highways and public realm. Plot 13 will front onto Claremont Park and the new High Street, and is proposed to include privately rented and sale units, a community centre, a neighbourhood cinema and retail space.