The London Evening Standard hailed railway stations as ‘hubs of style and activity’ in their 18 January edition. The article by David Spittles outlined how multi-million pound redevelopments of stations such as London Bridge and King’s Cross are turning the surrounding areas into development hotspots, at the heart of the local community. To read the article click here.
London Bridge:
The Shard’s viewing gallery by London Bridge Station is expected to bring a million visitors to the area.
“London Bridge will be completely rebuilt over the next 6-years and will have the biggest concourse in the UK with new station entrances in Tooley Street and St Thomas Street.”
The area around London Bridge station is being redeveloped as “London Bridge Quarter”, a ‘new’ neighbourhood linking with Hays Galleria and Bermondsey Street.
“London Bridge is one of the best-connected spots in the capital, a midway point between the West End and Docklands, with Tube and Thameslink trains passing through and the City and the South bank in walking distance.”
“Euston will be rebuilt for the new high-speed rail link, HS2, Waterloo and Victoria and each getting a major facelift, just as their localities are seeing new shopping and public areas created.”
Dalston Junction:
“A new station on the East London Overground line which incorporates 500 flats, a library, café, shops and a public square has become a new town centre and one of the capital’s trendiest spots.”
“New planning policies and multi-million pound redevelopment programmes are putting rail stations across London at the heart of new residential and office communities ….as these stations and their immediate vicinities are regenerated, residential values will inevitably get a boost”