Historic day for east Battersea as design for new Northern Line tube station is given green light
Published: Thursday 21st December 17
The historic day that Northern Line tube trains start running to Battersea has moved a step closer with the approval of designs for a new London Underground station at Battersea Power Station.
Wandsworth Council’s planning committee has voted unanimously to green light the construction of the new tube station, which is scheduled to open to passengers in 2020.
When services start it will be the borough’s first new tube station to open for 95 years. This new tube link is being funded entirely by the area’s private sector developers.
Designed by Grimshaw and Partners, it will open onto Battersea Park Road and will serve existing local communities as well as those working and living at the new developments in Nine Elms.
And it is central to opening up the thousands of job opportunities at the power station and elsewhere in the regeneration area.
It will be the first of two station entrances for this stop at Battersea, with a western entrance also to be provided at the southern end of the new High Street that is earmarked within the power station site.
A tunnel under Battersea Park Road will also link the new tube station directly to Stewarts Road.
Planning chairman Cllr Will Sweet said: “This is a momentous occasion in the ongoing story of Nine Elms. Bringing the Northern Line to Battersea has been a fundamental aim of the council for many years and a crucial part of the jigsaw that makes up the area’s regeneration.
“The arrival of tube services to this part of east Battersea will unlock the thousands of new jobs that are a key component of the area’s regeneration.
“The new station building looks world class and will be a fitting welcome to Nine Elms.”
Across Nine Elms as a whole, around 25,000 new jobs are being created plus thousands of new homes including around 2,400 new affordable homes. It is Europe’s biggest regeneration project.