A topping out ceremony was held at a regeneration project as it reached a major milestone.

Construction at Brent Cross Town continues as two buildings at the 180-acre site have reached their highest point.

As part of a partnership between Related Agent and Barnet Council, the £8 billion neighbourhood project will deliver 6,700 new homes, office space, shops and restaurants and new parks.

Times Series: At the Plot 12 topping out ceremonyAt the Plot 12 topping out ceremony (Image: John Sturrock)

Topping out ceremonies were held at two buildings, currently known as Plot 12 and The Delamarre, to mark the significant moment in the development.

Plot 12 will deliver 120 affordable homes, which will be a mix of social rented homes for existing tenants of the Whitefield Estate along with shared equity homes for existing leaseholders and additional shared ownership homes.

Times Series: A CGI of how Plot 12 will lookA CGI of how Plot 12 will look (Image: Handout)

It makes up two blocks surrounding the new Claremont Park to the south, with the High Street to the north and three retail units on the ground floor.

Once completed, the blocks will be owned and managed by housing association L&Q, with residents able to first move in by the end of 2024.

The Delamarre will provide 170 studio apartments, ranging from one to four bedrooms.

Inspired by the Edwardian mansion blocks in Hampstead and Highgate, the bay-fronted brick building will feature a residents' courtyard garden in the centre.

Times Series: The ceremony at The DelamarreThe ceremony at The Delamarre (Image: John Sturrock)

Eileen Douglas, of the Whitefield Estate Resident Steering Group, said: “I have lived on the Whitefield Estate for over 40 years and have been involved all the way along as the plans for Brent Cross Town have evolved.

“The Brent Cross Town team have been fantastic in keeping me and other residents up to date as our new homes are built. I feel the development has so much to offer for the future.

“It's long awaited and long overdue, so it is more than welcome to see the progress that is now being made and the quality of the design and construction. I am looking forward to moving in!”

Councillor Ross Houston, deputy leader of Barnet Council and cabinet member for homes and regeneration, said: “At the heart of Brent Cross Town is our commitment to provide a range of much needed quality housing for the people of Barnet.

“I am pleased to see the progress on site as the first new homes move closer to completion. We look forward to welcoming the first residents to Brent Cross Town next year with social housing the first to be completed across the new development.”