London Development to Test Demand for 15-Minute Cities After Covid-19 – WSJ

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London Development to Test Demand for 15-Minute Cities After Covid-19

Related Cos. leads $6 billion development to transform 180 acres into a walkable urban neighborhood

By Ruth Bloomfield

Dec. 22, 2020 8:00 am ET

The hot new trend for European development is neighborhoods where everything a resident needs is within a short walk. Now, a prominent U.S. developer is building one of London’s largest versions of this type of megaproject.

Related Companies is leading a development costing £5 billion, equivalent to $6.7 billion, to transform 180 acres into what it calls a model urban neighborhood, where residents would be able to work, rest and play all within a 15-minute stroll from their front doors.

Work began earlier this year on Brent Cross Town, a joint venture between Related and the U.K. developer Argent. The first of 6,700 homes are slated to be ready in 2024. A new train station with service to central London taking just 12 minutes should be completed in 2022.

But Brent Cross residents might not choose to travel to the city center that often. The project would include 3 million square feet of office space and about 50 acres of parks and playing fields. Plans also call for stores, restaurants, a movie theater and three schools.

Taken together, they represent what Europeans call a 15-minute city.