Just read this on the Hendon Times website: "[London] Mayor bins Brent X 'superhub' plans". Apparently, businesses do not want to relocate out of central London to one of the four planned superhubs (Brent Cross, Croydon, Stratford, West London). I would imagine they will just be battening down the hatches right now, and grateful to survive the economic storms.
I'm not sure how this leaves Barnet's own plans to revamp the Brent Cross area - scuppered I would think. The successful city-suburb might be doomed to stay ordinary after all.