RED Construction has been appointed by Argent Related and Barnet Council to deliver Brent Cross Town’s visitor pavilion as part of the £5bn town centre development in North London
RED Construction commenced work in late December on an 8,000 sq ft, three-storey, temporary visitor centre on Claremont Way in Brent Cross to showcase the town’s masterplan.
Designed by Moxon Architects, the building will capture and communicate the ambitious scale of Brent Cross Town, which will become a new park town for London and will establish a new standard for large-scale urban regeneration.
Brent Cross Town will deliver 6,700 new homes for sale and for rent, alongside restaurants, sports and leisure facilities, and will be a major new office destination.
With 3 million sq ft of office space, it will create a business ecosystem for 25,000 employees.
The new neighbourhood has pledged to be a carbon zero town by 2030 at the latest and will connect to King’s Cross in 12 minutes via the new station which is under construction and due to be completed by the end of 2022.
The visitor pavilion and associated landscaping was consulted on during events held in June and July 2020.
The designs incorporate an exhibition space, flexible ground floor commercial space, as well as space available for community use.
It will be constructed by RED Construction as a low-carbon, innovative Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) superstructure which eliminates the need for a steel frame and will feature a timber-clad façade.
It is expected to be open to visitors by the end of 2021.
‘An ambitious and highly sustainable vision’
Graham Sturge, managing director of RED Construction, said: “As RED Construction specialises in London developments, it is brilliant to be appointed to contribute our expertise to a scheme of this scale in the city, with an ambitious and highly sustainable vision.
“A pivotal space for all involved with Brent Cross Town, the visitor pavilion will also demonstrate RED’s in-depth knowledge of CLT, which has been implemented on previous projects such as Axtell House in Soho, London.”
Nick Searl, partner of Argent Related and joint lead for Brent Cross Town, said: “Delivery of the visitor pavilion centre is an important early step in Brent Cross Town’s evolution and will provide a wonderful space in which to share our vision.
“We look forward to working with RED Construction to bring it to fruition, and for the visitor pavilion to begin telling the story of Brent Cross Town, a park town that will support the future of London.”