Brent Cross Shopping Centre will reopen on June 15.

The announcement comes after the Government said it would allow non-essential stores to reopen in the middle of June.

During the height of the lockdown, the centre's essential shops remained open and restaurants were available for takeaway and delivery.

As more shops reopen, the shopping centre said it will introduce a range of measures to keep people safe. These include a one-way system within the centre, signs to remind shoppers to social distance, regular cleaning, monitoring of footfall to ensure there are not too many people in the centre at any one time, hand sanitiser stations, and protective clothing for staff.

Outdoor car parks will reopen from June 15, but the centre is advising shoppers to check Brent Cross' website before they visit, as some facilities may not be open.

Chris Barnes, general manager at Brent Cross, said: “It has been a really challenging time for everyone, and we are hugely grateful to the key workers that have done so much over the past few months. At Brent Cross, we’re working really hard to make sure we can re-open on June 15, and that we can do so safely. We ask that people be patient with us though, as the way we shop is going to be different for a while, and visits might take longer than usual. We can’t wait to reopen, and to welcome back our customers.”

Mark Bourgeois, managing director UK & Ireland at Hammerson, said: “Our priority is the safety and wellbeing of all of our customers, retailers and colleagues. We have considered carefully how to create an operating environment that allows the centre and brands to reopen safely.

“Throughout our destinations we will display clear information for consumers on how to shop in this new environment, and we also have technology in place allowing us to monitor visitor numbers, to ensure there are never too many people in our spaces at any one time.”