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Brent Cross West Station

Brent Cross

London’s Barnet council has awarded VolkerFitzpatrick the job to build a new rail station on the Midland Main Line and Thameslink routes.

Brent Cross West Thameslink Station, due to open in 2022, will be the first major new mainline station in London in over a decade. It will be positioned on the Midland Mainline between existing Hendon and Cricklewood stations enabling through journeys from Luton to Brighton.

It will take under 15 minutes to reach Kings Cross St Pancras, Central London’s best-connected transport hub with direct rail access to Europe via Eurostar.

At peak times, there will be up to eight Thameslink passenger trains per hour linking to Kings Cross St Pancras. In another three minutes, passengers will arrive in Farringdon for Elizabeth Line services (Crossrail). There will also be direct connections to Luton and Gatwick airports.

It is expected that over 2 million journeys will be made by people from the station in its first full year of operation, rising to five million once the Brent Cross Cricklewood Regeneration is fully completed in 2031.

Work includes:

  • Demolition of disused train storage shed.
  • Construction of new train station.
  • Construction of four platforms (two for stopping trains, two as emergency platforms for fast trains which need to stop).
  • Installation of new pedestrian footbridge with lift and escalator access.

Current works overview:
Following full planning permission being granted in the Spring, work would then commence with the demolition of a large disused train storage shed before main construction of the station begins in the early to mid-summer 2021.

"Brent Cross will become north London’s top destination for living, leisure, retail and business. It is one of the biggest regeneration programmes in London. It will transform the area and deliver significant benefits for the borough and beyond. With over 7,500 new homes, almost three million square feet of commercial space and 27,000 jobs, both new and existing communities will benefit from exceptional new transport links too. We are pleased to appoint VolkerFitzpatrick the contract to build the brand-new Brent Cross West Thameslink Station which will link to central London in under 15 minutes providing direct access to the heart of London and many other destinations besides."

Barnet Council leader Daniel Thomas

Facts and figures

  • Client
    Barnet Council
  • Value
    £40m
  • Duration
    Three years
  • Project categories
    Rail
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