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Tuesday, 12 November

The People's Game

The major transformation of White Hart Lane station to make it more accessible and improve journeys for customers moved closer this week ending July 14 as Transport for London announced Taylor Woodrow, part of Vinci Construction UK, as the successful bidder to design and rebuild the station by spring 2019.

TfL and Taylor Woodrow will work together to redevelop the station, which is used by 1.3m customers a year, delivering improvements including a new ticket hall and station entrance as well step-free access from street to platform for the very first time.

The redevelopment directly supports the regeneration in the area, which includes plans for the new Tottenham Hotspur stadium, a museum, hotel and 585 new homes, as well as 2,000 homes as part of the High Road West masterplan and a further 3,000 homes in the wider North Tottenham area.

 

Improvements will include:

  • A new ticket hall located at the centre of the platforms on Love Lane, creating a better connection with Tottenham High Road.
  • A new additional entrance providing access to Penshurst Road for the first time.
  • Two new lifts delivering step-free access from the street to platform.
  • Direct access from the new ticket hall to provide more central access to platforms, reducing bottlenecks and meaning passengers can move between the street and trains more quickly.
  • A new station forecourt to greatly improve the public realm on Love Lane, creating a better and safer environment for pedestrians and cyclists.
  • New cycle parking, improved CCTV and Legible London wayfinding to help people continue their journeys on foot

Jon Fox, TfL's Director for London Rail, said: "White Hart Lane station is set for a radical transformation to make life easier and more comfortable for customers. The station will see lifts installed for the first time, making it more accessible for everyone, and the new entrance will provide better connections with the local area, supporting the new homes and jobs being created in Tottenham."

 

Landmark Court

TfL has aslo announced its partner to develop Landmark Court in Southwark - Triangle London Developments (TLD). This will be a joint venture to develop a site near Borough Market for homes and workspaces.

Triangle London Developments is a consortium of U+I and Notting Hill Housing and is one of the partners on the TfL Property Partnership Framework. Landmark Court is within walking distance of London Bridge station, Borough Market, the Tate Modern and the Globe Theatre.

 

Fast-tracked

The site has the potential to deliver about 130,000sq.ft of new commercial, retail and workspace.

 Any proposals will seek to maximise outdoor public space, improve walking routes on Southwark Street, Redcross Way, Borough High Street and provide access to the increasingly popular walkway along the Low Line.

The Cross Bones Graveyard, a historic graveyard for prostitutes and paupers, adjoining the site, will be safeguarded, with a view to support a high-quality memorial garden.

Subject to contracts and agreements, the joint venture will consult with Londoners to develop a detailed design in order to seek planning permission and to start on site in 2019, aiming for completion by 2022.

Picture: Impression of the refurbished White Hart Lane Station

Article written by Brian Shillibeer

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