A new Visitor Pavilion has opened in Brent Cross Town as a cluster of new shops are also preparing to open in the new 180-acre £7bn neighbourhood.

The pavilion showcases the vision for the new park town, its homes, workspaces, leisure and community spaces.

The space is also designed as a gallery for exhibitions and will be home to a permanent exhibition about the Brent Cross Town development and a large-scale neighbourhood model.

And on top of the new pavilion opening, a new cluster of shops and restaurants along Claremont Way are preparing to open. 

Bakery, Karma Bread and Cricklewood Coffee Roasters are all getting ready to open early in the New Year and a new pizza restaurant will also be announced shortly.

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.”

Councillor Daniel Thomas, Leader of Barnet Council, added: “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.”

The Visitor Pavilion embodies Brent Cross Town’s pledge to be net zero by 2030.

It is designed with low impact materials, including Glulam beams and Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) prefabricated panels, chosen for their lowered embodied carbon footprint, and faster build time which generates less construction waste.

Off-site manufacture and energy-efficient operating systems were chosen, and all materials have been considered for reusability or recycling once the structure is dismantled.

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