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Thameslink Station Building Redevelopment, UK – design by tp bennett architects

27 Feb 2017

London Bridge Station Building Construction

London Bridge Station Construction News

See the incredible progress made so far this year at London Bridge as the team prepares for significant engineering work throughout 2017

Passengers given a glimpse behind the hoardings at London Bridge as the station team gears up for engineering work this Easter.

The station’s £1bn redevelopment, part of the Thameslink Programme, is currently in its final phase ahead of completion in 2018. This will mean closures and changes to services over Easter, both May bank holidays, August and December, as Network Rail continues to rebuild London Bridge and the surrounding railway.

London Bridge Station Redevelopment

Since January, great progress has been made on the final section of the new, street-level concourse, which will open in January 2018. The foundations are being formed for the station façade and the lifts, stairs and escalators have been installed. The team has also been busy assembling the pre-cast bridge decks that will support platforms 1, 2 and 3, and building the steelwork sections that will form the canopies above.

This is in preparation for Easter, when the orange army will be bringing into use the tracks through platforms 1 and 2 at London Bridge and carrying out track and signalling work in the surrounding area. There will be no Southeastern trains to or from Charing Cross, Waterloo East and London Bridge on Friday 14 and Saturday 15 April and no trains to or from Cannon Street between Friday 14 and Monday 17 April inclusive. There will also be no Southeastern trains at Deptford, Greenwich, Maze Hill or Westcombe Park over the four day weekend; passengers wishing to attend Tall Ships Royal Greenwich 2017 should be aware of alternative options.

London Bridge Station building construction

Andrew Hutton, Network Rail’s lead development manager for London Bridge station said: “As the redevelopment of London Bridge by the Thameslink Programme leaps towards completion, I would like to thank passengers for their patience. We understand that it has been tough and urge passengers to plan ahead throughout 2017, while we work round-the-clock on our Railway Upgrade Plan to improve journeys to and through London for the millions of passengers that use the UK’s busiest stretch of railway each year.”

Ellie Burrows, Train Services Director at Southeastern said: “The work being done at London Bridge has been, and continues to be, hard on our passengers, but we are confident it will be worth it. The new station will improve the experience and journey for our passengers and we cannot wait for them to see the benefits in 2018. We thank our passengers for their continued patience and urge them to plan ahead and to make alternative arrangements during the planned engineering work happening during Easter and the May bank holidays, and during August and December, when working days will be significantly affected by closures.”

Passengers are advised to look ahead to August and Christmas 2017 when significant engineering work will take place at and around London Bridge, including on working days.

5 Dec 2016

London Bridge Station Building Exhibition

London Bridge Station Exhibition News

London Bridge is 180 years old – Passengers invited to find out more about the fascinating history of London’s oldest station.

A pop-up exhibition charting the 180-year history of London’s oldest railway station is taking place at London Bridge station this December.

completed London Bridge concourse:
completed London Bridge concourse design

The special event, organised by Network Rail in partnership with Southeastern, celebrates the 180th anniversary of Britain’s fourth busiest station and highlights the major redevelopment due for completion in 2018 – the most transformational in the station’s long and rich history – as part of the government-sponsored Thameslink Programme.

London Bridge Station pop-up exhibition:
London Bridge Station pop-up exhibition

London Bridge opened to the public as part of the London and Greenwich Railway on 14 December 1836, six months before Queen Victoria took to the throne. It has undergone many changes in the years since. From 5 December until Christmas, passengers and the public can learn more about this fascinating history through the exhibition, which charts the station’s evolution from pioneering railway terminus to major 21st century transport hub.

London Bridge Nov 2011:
London Bridge Station Building aerial view

Andrew Hutton, Network Rail’s Lead Development Manager, London Bridge, said: “This is a momentous milestone for London Bridge and very timely as the station enters the final stages of redevelopment, as part of Network Rail’s Railway Upgrade Plan. London Bridge is the gateway to London and a catalyst for growth across the Southwark area; Network Rail is proud to play such a crucial part in 180 years of history.”

6 Oct 2016

London Bridge Station Rebuild

London Bridge Station Rebuild

London Bridge Station Rebuild Final Phase

Timelapse footage captured by Network Rail shows the incredible progress made in just one month as the rebuilding of London Bridge station moves into its final phase.

London Bridge Station Rebuild Final Phase

4 Jan 2008

London Bridge Station Redevelopment

Design: tp bennett architects

London Bridge Station Development

A masterplanning study prepared by tp bennett architects based on a thorough appraisal of urban design, town planning, rights to light and commercial viability provided Railtrack with clear concise recommendations for redevelopment. The subsequent design scheme by a multidisciplinary team led by tp bennett architects, fundamentally reconfigured and enlarged the existing station and provided for an uplift of 50% in passenger numbers. It also incorporated a major new retail concourse and a landmark air rights office building.

London Bridge Station London Bridge Station Building
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bennett urban planning provided town planning advice and coordinated an extraordinarily large consultation exercise necessary to accommodate the views of the many local interest groups and interested national bodies.

The scheme gained detailed planning and listed building consent subject to S106 in December 2000, and was adopted as the official Thameslink Programme at the successful second Thameslink Public Inquiry at the end of 2005.

The Thames Link Programme was granted its legal and planning powers to proceed under a Transport Works Act Order in Dec 2006 and a full commitment to fund the project was given by the Transport Secretary in July 2007.

The redevelopment of London Bridge Station to implement tp bennett’s “masterplan” scheme is scheduled to take place in the third and final phase of the project (Key Output II) immediately after the London Olympics in 2012.

London Bridge Station Redevelopment images / information from tp bennett architects


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