Brent Cross West Station - A contemporary and innovative new station for London

London welcomes its first new mainline station in a decade with the recent unveiling of Brent Cross West Station. Collaboratively delivered by Chapman Taylor and WSP, this contemporary station stands as a pivotal piece of the city's infrastructure acting as a catalyst for growth in this area of North London.

At a cost of £40 million, the station, constructed by Volker Fitzpatrick, forms a crucial component of the expansive Brent Cross Town regeneration initiative. Its prime location ensures accessibility for residents of Barnet, patrons of the burgeoning Brent Cross Town, and visitors to the iconic Brent Cross shopping centre.

The architectural vision for Brent Cross West Station marries modern aesthetics with functional efficiency. It promises an enhanced travel experience, facilitating smoother journeys for passengers commuting to Central London or to key airports such as Luton and Gatwick. Furthermore, its proximity to Brent Cross shopping centre serves as a convenience hub for Thameslink network travellers.

Key features include 250-meter-long platforms capable of accommodating 12-carriage trains and up to eight peak stopping services daily. Additionally, the station boasts two 30-meter-long overbridges, meticulously designed to offer well-lit, covered pedestrian 24-hour access between Barnet and the new Brent Cross Town. Notably, inclusivity takes centre stage with provisions for level access catering to individuals with restricted mobility.

The station's eastern and western entrance buildings showcase distinctive architectural styles—one in brick, the other in cross-laminated timber. These structures lead seamlessly to the station's focal points: the striking overbridge constructions and the main station buildings, characterised by elegant light fabric canopies and roof structures.

Brent Cross West Station epitomises London's commitment to innovative design, functional accessibility, and sustainable urban development. As the city continues to evolve, this landmark project sets a high standard for future infrastructure projects, promising enhanced connectivity for generations to come.

Luke Kendall (BA(hons) )

Director, UK

Luke joined Chapman Taylor in 2006 and has an established track record having worked on a number of award-winning high profile projects from conception to delivery.

Luke became a Director in 2023 and has strong expertise in leading and managing large design teams on major projects.

Areas of expertise:

Transportation / Retail / Mixed-use / Delivery

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