Argent – with its partner Related in some cases, is currently working on several sites across the Capital.
Since 2001, Argent has planned, managed and delivered the regeneration of King’s Cross – one of the most significant urban development projects in the UK.
In March 2015 it was selected to partner with London Borough of Barnet to develop Brent Cross South, an 192-acre site in North London.
Argent is also working with Hermes Investment Management and London Borough of Haringey to create a joint venture which will create 850 new homes and 400 new jobs.
King’s Cross is the largest mixed use development in single ownership to be developed in central London for over 150 years. The 67 acre site has a rich history and a unique setting – and it is adjacent to the best connected transport hub in London. What is emerging here is a vibrant new city quarter of offices, homes, community facilities, schools, a world-renowned university as well as a host of shops, restaurants, bars and cultural venues. When complete, there will be 50 new and refurbished buildings set in an exciting and inspiring network of new streets, squares, parks and public space. More than 20 historic buildings and structures are being creatively restored and given new uses – this is a big part of what makes King’s Cross special and unique. King’s Cross is a new part of London with a brand new post code – N1C.
With its canalside location, Victorian architecture and new public spaces as a backdrop, King’s Cross is set to become one of London’s most unique shopping destinations. At the heart of the retail experience at King’s Cross is Coal Drops Yard. The Victorian brick arches and cobbles, along with the 10 new streets and King’s Boulevard give London a new retail destination with a distinct atmosphere. Throughout the development, shops and cafés will spill out onto the streets and public spaces. The area will be buzzing with interesting boutiques, restaurants, galleries, music venues, food stalls and more. King’s Cross is already on the map as an exciting food destination offering everything from London’s best street food at KERB to the inventive fare at Grain Store and Caravan.
Some 2,000 new homes are being built at King’s Cross – everything from top-end apartments to affordable and supported housing, from student flats to family homes. This is a vibrant and diverse new neighbourhood set within 26 acres of public space, parks and squares.
We’ve worked with a roster of leading architects, landscape architects and interior designers – so each building has its own unique identity and character. What they have in common though, is intelligent design and the highest quality materials and finishes. Each is carefully planned to make the most of its setting and aspect and many of the homes have stunning views over central London or the canal.
Equal care and consideration has gone into the design of the outside spaces, gardens and terraces.
Over three million square feet of office space is being built at King’s Cross in 19 new and historic buildings. The buildings are designed by different, world-renowned architects – each bringing its own distinctive contribution to the scheme. Internet giant Google UK is building its UK headquarters here in a landmark building which pushes the boundaries of sustainable workplace design. In fact, every office building at King’s Cross is designed with environmental sustainability at its core. Google UK is joined by PRS for Music, BNP Paribas Real Estate and the London Borough of Camden – whose headquarter building is one of the first in London to be awarded a BREEAM “Outstanding” rating. King’s Cross is firmly established as one of the most exciting and interesting locations in Central London.
Brent Cross South
In March 2015 Argent Related was selected to partner with London Borough of Barnet to develop Brent Cross South, an 192-acre area south of the Brent Cross shopping centre. The new development will sit alongside Hammerson and Standard Life Investments’ redevelopment of Brent Cross shopping centre, connected via a new pedestrian bridge across the North Circular. The Brent Cross South masterplan includes 6,700 homes and workspace for over 25,000 new jobs; a new high street, with local shops and restaurants; improved transport connections with the new station serving the development and better walking and cycle routes; and new parks, squares and community facilities.
Haringey Council will create a strategic partnership with Argent Related to deliver an ambitious new programme to transform Tottenham Hale. The regeneration of Tottenham Hale represents the first phase of London’s largest Housing Zone in Tottenham. The partnership with Argent Related will deliver a range of around 800 homes (including market sale, build to rent and affordable) around the Tottenham Hale transport hub, with Victoria line, National Rail and future Crossrail 2 services.