An exhibition on plans to transform the area into the “best possible place for everyone” will run until this weekend.

People can see artists impressions of what the Brent Cross Regeneration Scheme will look like at a series of events this week.

The plans form part of a wider scheme to turn Brent Cross Shopping Centre, in Prince Charles Drive, Hendon, into the “finest centre in Britain”.

Developers Hammerson & Standard Life say the current centre is outdated and plan to revive it with an outdoor retail area to create 5,000 new jobs and 1,800 jobs for builders.

The photographs on show include plans for a new Living Bridge, a huge new cycle and pedestrian bridge over the A406 to connect the north and south parts of Barnet with the west.

However, those opposing the plans say the bridge will be a "living hell" and that the plans are "too car-centric".

More than 750,00 new homes will also be built as part of the plans, and 15 per cent of these will be affordable housing.

Mike McGuinness, developing director at Hammerson, said: “This is a really exciting moment for this major scheme and for the area as we’re getting closer to making it all a reality.

"These important first steps showcase in detail what these fantastic new parks will look like, how the Living Bridge and better road network will connect communities and how all of this will come together for the benefit of new and existing residents alike.

“There will be more to come next year too, as we start considering plans for the transformation of Brent Cross Shopping Centre, the new bus station, further new homes and much more. I hope that local people will join us each step of the way to help us create the very best possible place for everyone.”

The exhibition will be held at Hendon Leisure Centre, Marble Drive, Brent Cross, on Friday and Saturday October 17 and 18.