Brent Cross Town, Argent Related’s and Barnet Council’s 180-acre, £7 billion neighbourhood, has opened its first building – The Visitor Pavilion.
The 8,000 square foot temporary space incorporates a new café, alongside an exhibition space, designed by dn&co, showcasing the vision for the new park town, its homes, workspaces, leisure and community spaces.
Visitors will also be able to experience the future homes of Brent Cross Town in two show apartments on the upper floors.
At The Visitor Pavilion, the ground floor space includes the new locally run public café, Spruce & Larch, which will incorporate plants that customers can buy. The space is also designed as a gallery for exhibitions and events, with a permanent exhibition about the Brent Cross Town development and one of the large-scale neighbourhood models. #
Nick Searl, partner of Argent Related said: “The opening of The Visitor Pavilion and the announcement of exciting new local retailers, are very exciting milestones for Brent Cross Town. We are looking forward to welcoming local people into the new space and to the new restaurants, cafés and bakery which will deliver great food and experiences for the community from the very beginning of the development.”
Graham Sturge, co-founder and MD of RED Construction Group, added: “This high-profile project is a great example of how alternative materials such as CLT, can be used effectively and successfully in construction. We are proud to have worked alongside the teams and to have applied our in-depth knowledge and expertise to deliver the highly sustainable vision within the Visitor Pavilion and so this space can be used and enjoyed by the community.”
Councillor Daniel Thomas, leader of Barnet Council, said: “With the first indoor community space, and a host of new shops about to open on Claremont Way, it’s an exciting time for Barnet’s biggest ever regeneration programme. With a focus on supporting independent businesses and local recruitment, it’s good to see community at the heart of the Brent Cross Town development. I hope the new Visitor Pavilion will encourage people to come and find out more about the future plans for the area.”