Sheffield Hallam University will open its first satellite campus in Brent Cross Town.

The university will be part of the £8 billion transformation of the 180-acre site in Brent Cross, along with several other developments.

The campus is scheduled to open from 2025/26, with the aim of delivering courses to 5,000 students by 2030.

Sheffield Hallam University’s new campus will occupy 110,000sq ft across the lower six floors of the first commercial building at Brent Cross Town.

It will have its own dedicated entrance as well as cycling and shower facilities to support sustainable transport options for staff and students.

Student accommodation provider Fusion Students will also bring along 662 private student rooms in a new building for the campus.

Times Series: A CGI of Brent Cross TownA CGI of Brent Cross Town (Image: Brent Cross Town)

The completed Brent Cross Town development will feature 50 acres of parks and playing fields, 6,700 new homes and three million sq ft of offices along with retail, leisure and schools.

Cllr Barry Rawlings, leader of Barnet Council, said: “We welcome this opportunity for residents to access first class higher education at Brent Cross Town with an award-winning, nationally recognised university that has a strong record of supporting its local community

“This is part of our vision, as a dynamic and innovative borough, to put communities at the heart of the Brent Cross Cricklewood regeneration programme.”


Professor Sir Chris Husbands, the vice-chancellor for the university, said that the new London campus will offer “extensive benefits” for its existing university community.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said: “I am delighted that Sheffield Hallam University will be opening its first satellite campus in Brent Cross Town, bringing a world-class educational hub, employment opportunities and new housing to the area.

“This partnership between Sheffield Hallam University, Brent Cross Town and other partners demonstrates what can be achieved when different sectors come together to invest into London’s future and help to build a better, more sustainable and more prosperous city for everyone.”