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Chapman Taylor: Hammerson's dreadful living bridge at Brent Cross (videoing from the real one)

Ah, breathe in the NO2 from the
10-lane North Circular Road underneath!
And note the fully-segregated cycle lanes here!
What a wonderful design, eh?
Link to Chapman Taylor.
And be impressed.

"This project will create a new town centre for the regeneration of Cricklewood, and is centred on the existing Brent Cross shopping centre, which was the first out-of-town [that is, car-based] retail scheme in the UK, constructed in the 1970s. The scheme is comprised of retail, including two new department stores, a new restaurant and leisure quarter, residential, hotels, offices plus new car parks. These will be set around new streets, landscaping and a natural corridor for the River Brent [rigidly following the northern edge of the North Circular Road!].

The new town centre will be linked to a proposed market square which lies at the heart of the Cricklewood regeneration area via a landscaped civic space, called the living bridge, across the North Circular Road.

[Actually, the 'living bridge' is likely to be further east.]

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