CURB APPEAL: A new town centre is being created around Wembley Stadium


by HOWARD ROBIN DEVELOPERS AND HOME OWNERS ARE INVESTING IN NORTH LONDON IS IT the lights in the tower cranes winking in the night-time sky? The bars, bistros and baristas competing with the chicken shops, charity stores and bookmakers for the local pound? Or simply the multi-millions in bricks and mortar investment being pumped in by developers? Whatever the visible signs that an area has that coveted quality of ‘potential’, few would currently bet against the prospects of Brent Cross, Cricklewood and Wembley in north London. These hitherto unfash­ionable swathes on either side of the North Circular are undergoing the…