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Wednesday, 10 April 2013
View designs for the Northern Line head house and community building at the old lodge site in Kennington Park
TfL would like to invite you to view the designs for the head house and community building proposed to replace the old lodge site on the corner of Kennington Park Place and St Agnes Place.
Date: Wednesday 17 April 2013
Time: 15:00 – 19:30
Venue: Cafe in the Park, Kennington Park
The designs form part of the wider proposals to extend the Northern line to Nine Elms and Battersea. They have been developed following engagement with local resident groups and conservation and heritage experts and wider public consultation as part of the Northern line extension (NLE) consultation in autumn 2012. Further engagement with representatives from local resident and interest groups has helped to refine the designs.
A permanent shaft is required at Kennington Park to allow air in and out of the proposed new southbound underground tunnel, to help cool the tube and extract smoke in the unlikely event of an emergency. The shaft itself will be located underground in the park, but an above ground structure is required (known as a head house) to house maintenance equipment and vents for the shaft. This would be located at the site of the old lodge, a small area at the corner of the park. The proposal is to replace the existing building with the head house required to build and operate the NLE and, in response to consultation, a community building that will provide facilities for local park related use. There will be no permanent loss of park land as a result of these proposals.
Visuals of the proposals will be on display and members from the NLE team will be on hand to answer questions.
The proposals will be included in TfL's application at the end of April for a Transport and Works Act Order for permission to build and operate the NLE. Full details of the proposals will be available at tfl.gov.uk/nle and at a number of drop in events and libraries along the proposed route.