A circa-1976 site plan of the shiny-new BRENT CROSS CENTRE. Encompassing 790,000 lettable square feet and seventy-five shops, the 2-level structure was the nation's largest shopping centre. Access was provided by two arterial thoroughfares and a south extension of the M1 Motorway, which opened to traffic in July 1977.



A vintage view of the mall's central court area, fountain and water garden. The dome overhead was decorated with coloured glass inserts. In true '70s style, the original mall had very little -if any- natural lighting. 
Photo from Dixon's Postcards / "Lou H."