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Contractors put on notice for Elephant & Castle station build

Transport for London (TfL) is about to kickstart its seek for a builder to redevelop Elephant & Fortress Station in south London.

The transport physique has began the following stage of the station improve by appointing Arcadis and architect HawkinsBrown to undertake a design examine of stage two of the scheme – which is a part of the broader redevelopment of Elephant & Fortress city centre by Delancey.

TfL has additionally printed a previous data discover (PIN) for tunnelling work for stage one of many challenge – the development of tunnels to connect with a brand new station field which can present new entrances from the Northern and Bakerloo traces.

Early work on the station began in January 2022, with piling ending in late 2022. The field is because of be accomplished in 2025, after which TfL will take over from Delancey to excavate new passenger tunnels to connect with current platforms.

The stage-two work will even see the fitout of the brand new built-in ticket corridor and provision for entry to any future extension of the Bakerloo line.

Funding for stage one has been equipped by the Larger London Authority, Southwark Council and builders.

As much as 5,000 new properties might be in-built and round Elephant & Fortress station, with the previous procuring centre being demolished in 2020 to make method for a brand new city centre.

Delancey has break up the scheme into three phases, with the brand new tube station being delivered as a part of the second part.

To help in securing funding for stage two, the stage two design examine will re-evaluate the supply of the necessities for the improve in mild of TfL’s present monetary place and the continued impacts of COVID-19 on brief and medium time period journey calls for.

Umar Khan, senior director and TfL key account chief at Arcadis, mentioned: “That is an extremely essential challenge that may kind an important a part of greater than £4bn being invested within the regeneration of Elephant & Fortress.

“This may make the realm a greater place to stay and work. It would embrace an enhanced ticket corridor with improved accessibility for passengers and assist to safe 1000’s of recent properties and jobs for London.

“In collaboration with HawkinsBrown, Arcadis might be bringing our unrivalled sector expertise in delivering main station upgrades to the challenge, to assist realise these formidable challenge advantages.”

HawkinsBrown associate and infrastructure sector lead Andrew Davies mentioned: “Elephant & Fortress city centre goes via main developments that may entice extra folks to stay, work and play on this space. This challenge is about ensuring the station is match for objective, accessible and simpler to make use of.

“We’re trying ahead to persevering with our collaboration with Arcadis to create a extra gratifying journey for the thousands and thousands of individuals travelling out and in of this a part of the town daily.”