Clapham Junction redevelopment plans revealed

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Clapham Junction redevelopment plans revealed

Postby Annabel (admin) » Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:08 am

Plans to redevelop Clapham Junction railway station in south London are underway.

Network Rail is currently carrying out a feasibility study to see whether an over site development (OSD) could fund a major redevelopment of the UK’s busiest station.

Speaking to New Civil Engineer, Network Rail head of Crossrail 2 Chris Curtis said the potential over site development could pay for works to “sort out the station once and for all” through third party funding.

“Clapham is a very large area as there is a lot of tracks plus sidings, so there could be a substantial development there and, although difficult to build, could provide value,” said Curtis.

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Re: Clapham Junction redevelopment plans revealed

Postby atbattersea » Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:22 am

Can you say "pie in the sky"?
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Re: Clapham Junction redevelopment plans revealed

Postby boonkoh » Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:52 am

So... Building works starting in 2030?
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Re: Clapham Junction redevelopment plans revealed

Postby SouthLondonDaddy » Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:15 pm

Who would want to live or work above the tracks of one of Europe's busiest station? Imagine the vibrations and the noise...
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Re: Clapham Junction redevelopment plans revealed

Postby Denwand » Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:29 pm

Oh you are a cynical lot! :D

This is exactly what they did at Victoria Station ten years ago and the resultant development is a huge success!

They created two stories of prime central London shops, resteraunts and offices over the splatforms - literally out of thin air!

With regards to noise disturbing residents I assure you that even a blind mouse sitting upstairs wouldn't be able to hear the 17.15 Gatwick Express trundling out!

Go and have a look if you don't beleive me - admitedly there is more traffic at CJuncton but modern soundproofing techniques can soon alleviate it.

It leads me to think that the acres of railway lines criss-crossing London could easily be built over - hiding noisy tracks and ugly track furniture whilst providing building space for literally millions of homes in prime locations all over London - Imagine the stretch from Waterloo to Wimbledon alone!

Reminds me of a very old song about "Trains coming through my house" complete with steam and smoke rising though the floorboards! :D
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Re: Clapham Junction redevelopment plans revealed

Postby boonkoh » Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:42 pm

I think it is definitely a great idea to redevelop CJ - there's so much potential to create more housing, commercial, and offices as well.

I just think with all the red tape and bureaucracy and NIMBYism that any plan, no matter how beneficial to the area, will take a loooong time to get approved. I really think we won't see anything new till 2030 if they're only starting to come up with preliminary plans now.
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Postby Happy Valley » Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:06 pm

I love that the stations of Kings Cross and St Pancras have been restored so beautifully and are now a fantastic part of our city's architecture. Wouldn't it be great if they could make Clapham Junction station great too. Hurrah!
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