|Location Map ( geo)|
|Staples Corner roundabout|
|Highways England • Transport for London|
|Double stacked roundabout interchange (incomplete)|
|M1, A5, A406|
It consists of a long and high flyover on the A406, with two roundabouts underneath, joined by a short dual carriageway. West-facing sliproads meet the western, A5, roundabout, east-facing sliproads meet the eastern, M1, roundabout. The eastern roundabout was built on Hendon Greyhound Stadium, while the western roundabout was built on the GPO Storage Depot and a former crossroads.
Despite being single carriageway either side, the A5 is grade-separated through the junction, with a dual carriageway flyover on a middle level. This crosses Brent Bridge.
The A5 slip roads and roundabouts are under Transport for London management, but the overpass and the road either side of the junction are maintained by Barnet Council. The M1 is maintained by the Highways England.
The M1 was to head further south, and earthworks for the overpass over the roundabout (on the middle level) were later used for an extra slip road, passing over the north side of that roundabout before descending and meeting the south side of the roundabout from the inside.
The junction is named after a mattress factory, which existed near to the site until 1986. The name Staples Corner was first applied to the buildings nearest the yard, while the opposite side was called Newmans Corner. Newmans Corner was demolished to build the roundabout, so Staples Corner became the popular name. The original Staples Corner buildings have since been demolished and are now a business park.
To the east of the junction was a large railway yard (Brent Sidings), where in 1988 a train rolled onto North Circular Road, becoming a famous news story.
|The NORTH, Watford|
|North Circular, (A40), (M4), Wembley, Neasden|
|North Circular, Central London, Wood Green, Golders Green|
|Harrow, Edgware, West Hendon|
|Brent Cross shopping centre|