Fusion set to open first London development in Brent…

Fusion at Brent Cross Town will aim to provide 662 private bedrooms in a high-quality, design-driven environment that “provides students with accommodation that enriches and enhances their university experience”. She hopes to welcome resident students to their new accommodations in time for the 2024/2025 academic year.


Related Argent Partner Andre Gibbs said: “We are delighted to be working with Fusion and Cheyne Capital and ensuring the provision of student accommodation in Brent Cross Town.”


“Fusion represents the best in student accommodation and their commitment to quality of life is aligned with Brent Cross Town’s ethos. The arrival of the student community will be a crucial element in supporting all-day activity from the start of the development and will enhance the neighborhood.


Just the start for Brent Cross Town


The site, which has planning permission for the student housing development, was acquired by a joint venture between Fusion and Cheyne Capital.


This project will be one of the first buildings to be completed in Brent Cross Town and will be delivered alongside much needed affordable residential homes for sale and Build to Tent, including office, retail and living space. Hobbies.


As Fusion’s first London location, Brent Cross Town “will provide an exceptional offer for its future students”. Designed to be a “15-minute city”, it will feature new shops, restaurants, amenities and recreational facilities, as well as 50 acres of lush parks and playgrounds, all within a 15-minute walk.



Brent Cross Town will seek to support thriving urban lifestyles, but also provide “exceptional connectivity” to universities in North London and Central London. For commuters, there will be a new Brent Cross West Thameslink station, which will be completed in December 2022, and will connect to King’s Cross via London St Pancras station in just 12 minutes.


Councilor Barry Rawlings, Leader of Barnet Council, said: ‘By design, Brent Cross Town will be a place for everyone with a mix of accommodation to offer young people, seniors, families and the world business, a mix that will contribute to a vibrant and thriving community. We are delighted to be working with Fusion on this accommodation which will provide a first class experience for students looking to live in Barnet.”

Ben Henry, Head of Acquisitions at Fusion, added: “It is incredibly exciting for us to bring the Fusion brand to London for the first time. We are confident that the brand new Brent Cross Town will be the perfect host with its ambitious neighborhood plans and inspiring vision. Our design for Fusion in Brent Cross Town reflects our commitment to creating positive living spaces that enrich and inspire those who live there.


“We are developing an environment that will make you feel optimistic about your own potential and create experiences that will give students opportunities for the future. We look forward to welcoming a whole new student community to this exciting region and seeing it thrive for many years to come.


What’s more on offer, you ask?


A wide range of amenities including multi-level multi-purpose event space, cafe and zero-waste shop will be accessible, as well as a social lounge, cinema, e-sports arena and KTV karaoke room. As this caters primarily to students who need to be studious, group study lounges and private study rooms will be available.


On-site wellness and fitness facilities have also been included in the development plans, fully equipped with a gym, yoga studio, basketball court, wellness studio and terrace exterior. In addition, the building will incorporate two flexible commercial units on the ground floor.


Designed by Glenn Howells Architects, the new building will provide three connected blocks ranging from nine to twenty-two storeys, offering a variety of student rooms of different sizes and types, as well as leisure spaces and communal facilities.


Fusion set to open first London development in Brent Cross Town


Unique in stature, the buildings’ three distinct forms are individually expressed with varying heights, tones and materials while remaining a collection that will complement the diverse and inviting streetscape of Brent Cross Town.


Arron Taggart, Head of UK Investments at Cheyne Real Estate, concluded: “Student accommodation continues to be a resilient asset class and one in which we have considerable work experience, providing high quality facilities and specially designed for students across Europe. We are delighted to continue our partnership with Fusion to realize this new development, which will be our sixth project together.


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