A developer, together with Barnet Council, has announced its vision for a £5 billion regeneration of a 180-acre neighbourhood.

The new town centre at the heart of the Brent Cross Cricklewood regeneration scheme has been renamed Brent Cross Town, developer Argent Related revealed.

There will be 6,700 new homes and 3m sq ft of office space. It is hoped the office space will create 25,000 jobs.

A new high street will be created with restaurants and shops, local amenities, and leisure and culture facilities.

There will be improved transport connections, with the new Brent Cross West Thameslink station connecting the area to King’s Cross in 12 minutes via the new Brent Cross West station, which will be completed by end of 2022.

Walking and cycle routes will be improved and there will be new bridges over the North Circular Road, Midland Main Line and Hendon Way.

Nick Searl, partner of Argent Related and joint-lead for Brent Cross Town, said: “This is an exciting moment for us and our partners at Barnet Council. After several years of careful thought and planning, it’s a real privilege to set out our vision for Brent Cross Town, a park town that will support the future of London.

“We will demand the highest commitments to health and wellbeing, sustainability and ensuring flourishing and connected communities – which will be measured with our pioneering Flourishing Index. With so many aspects of our society undergoing change, we will strive to ensure that Brent Cross Town meets the evolving needs of people, business and the environment.”

Barnet Council leader Cllr Daniel Thomas said: “In partnership with Argent Related we are creating a new town for Barnet. Connected by the new Brent Cross West Station and with an ambition to create 25,000 jobs, excellent schools, and world-class facilities, Brent Cross Town will ensure our new and existing communities thrive.

“The protection and enhancement of acres of existing green space provides the unique opportunity to create an area that has health, wellbeing and sustainability at the heart of its design.

“Brent Cross Town is the most ambitious development project the borough has ever seen, and it comes at a time where the coronavirus has changed the way we think, feel and what we want from the place we call home; we have a once in a lifetime opportunity to respond to changing needs and attitudes and build a place that is truly fit for the future.”

Infrastructure works for Brent Cross Town began this year. It is hoped that the first phase of homes and offices will be occupied from 2024.