London Bridge Station Masterplan
Listed Buildings & Conservation, Retail & Regeneration, Transport
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A masterplanning study prepared by tp bennett, was based on a thorough appraisal of urban design, town planning, rights to light and commercial viability provided Network Rail with clear concise recommendations for redevelopment. The subsequent design scheme by a multidisciplinary team led by tp bennett’s architecture division, 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.
The planning division of tp bennett 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.