WELCOME TO CRICKLEWOOD CONCRETE
This website outlines our proposal for a ready-mixed concrete plant at the existing Cricklewood rail freight facility (RFF) off Edgware Road, NW2 6ND. Following our pre-application public consultation over the summer, we made several adjustments to our proposal and submitted the application at the beginning of October. You can view the planning application (reference 20/4817/FUL) on the planning pages of the London Borough of Barnet where you can also make comments. If you have any questions you can contact us directly.
The Cricklewood RFF is safeguarded for rail freight use in local authority plans. It already has planning permission, and is already being used, for importing construction aggregates by rail for local delivery by road, and exporting by rail unwanted ‘spoil’ from building sites in the area.
Concrete is an essential product we all rely on. Without concrete, it is not possible to build new homes in line with national and local targets, nor deliver regeneration schemes like Brent Cross Cricklewood. Locating a concrete plant on a rail-linked site like this has a number of environmental benefits.
The site already has planning consent for use as a rail-fed aggregates depot.
Each train replaces 75 to 85 lorries depending on train length.
There would be fewer overall lorry movements in the area than today.
Capital Concrete is one of London’s premier suppliers to housing, regeneration and infrastructure construction projects and a pioneer of low-carbon and cement-free concrete. The company currently operates an established readymix plant on nearby Brent Terrace which has been supplying the local market for many years. The existing plant, which became part of the Capital Concrete network in 2019 as part of a wider merger, is subject to a Compulsory Purchase Order as part of the Brent Cross Cricklewood redevelopment. It is expected to cease operation within the next 12 months and in order to continue supplying the local market, we need to secure a new location now. Although the options are limited, the proposed location at Cricklewood RFF is well-suited because it is rail-linked and would help to remove thousands of lorry movements from local roads.