Chapman Taylor designs living bridge for Brent Cross

Chapman Taylor has designed a new living bridge spanning the North Circular Road, which will connect the rejuvenated Brent Cross shopping centre to the wider Brent Cross South regeneration area. The new bridge is designed as a city garden, providing a magical protected courtyard-style route across the North Circular, which has been a major physical barrier to the neighbouring communities for many years.

The courtyard walls of the new bridge incorporate angled parapets which shield pedestrians from traffic on the North Circular. The walls fold outwards towards the ends, allowing views over the new Brent Riverside Park.

The planting scheme is complemented by seating areas and sun loungers, with a bicycle parking area at the northern end. Stepped access to the Brent Cross bus station is also provided.

The living bridge, designed in conjunction with Macgregor Smith and Aecom, forms part of the redevelopment of the existing Brent Cross shopping centre by Hammerson and Standard Life Investments, which will complement the existing retail offer with up to 150 new retail stores.

The Brent Cross development will enable a thriving night-time economy through 50 restaurants and a cinema complex in a network of covered streets and spaces. At the heart of Brent Cross will be a new town square hosting events and activities. The square will be surrounded by multi-level retail crowned with restaurants and leisure at the top level.

The wider Brent Cross South regeneration project, being undertaken by Argent Related and the London Borough of Barnet, will create new residential and commercial quarters.

Chapman Taylor is currently working alongside Callison RTKL on the designs for this major redevelopment of the 41-year-old shopping centre.

For more information, please contact:

Adrian Griffiths (BA (Hons) Dip Arch RIBA MA Urban Design FRSA)

Main Board Director, UK

Adrian joined Chapman Taylor in 1986 and was promoted to the Main Board in 1998. As an architect and urban design specialist, he is recognised internationally for his expertise in the masterplanning of major complex mixed-use developments which are key drivers in the regeneration of our town and city centres.

Adrian is conscious of the fact that the developments we build today create the societies of tomorrow, recognising the responsibility the profession has in influencing the quality of people’s lives. He regularly speaks at conferences and prepares papers which promote the benefits of mixed-use developments as a sustainable model for the long term. Adrian leads the Concept Design Team in the UK.

Areas of expertise:

Urban design / Masterplanning / Mixed use / Retail / Leisure

Adrian entra a far parte di Chapman Taylor nel 1986 e si unisce al Main Board nel 1998. Come architetto e specialista in progettazione urbanistica, è conosciuto a livello internazionale per la sua esperienza nei masterplan di grandi complessi multi-funzionali, che sono i principali autori nella rigenerazione dei nostri centri urbani.

Adrian è consapevole del fatto che le zone di sviluppo urbano che oggi costruiamo creano le società di domani, riconoscendo la responsabilità che la professione ha nell'influenzare la qualità della vita delle persone. Adrian partecipa abitualmente a conferenze e scrive articoli che promuovono i benefici degli spazi multifunzionali come modello sostenibile a lungo termine. Adrian guida il Concept Design Team nel Regno Unito.

Aree di competenza:

Urban design / Masterplanning / Mixed use / Retail / Leisure

Adrian kam 1986 zu Chapman Taylor und wurde 1998 ins Main Board befördert. Als Architekt und Urban Design-Spezialist ist er international anerkannt für seine Expertise in der Masterplanung von komplexen Mischbebauungsvorhaben, die Schlüsselfaktoren bei der Regeneration unserer Stadt- und Ortszentren sind.

Adrian ist sich der Tatsache bewusst, dass die Bauvorhaben, die wir heute umsetzen, die Gesellschaft von morgen bilden und ist sich der Verantwortung unseres Berufs als Einfluss auf die Lebensqualität der Menschen bewusst. Er spricht auf Konferenzen und schreibt Abhandlungen über die Vorteile von Mischbebauungsvorhaben als langfristig nachhaltiges Modell. Adrian leitet das Konzept-Design-Team in Großbritannien.

Schwerpunkte:

Städtebau / Masterplanung / Mixed-Use / Einzelhandel / Freizeitbauten

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