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Saturday, 20 July 2013
Northern Line Extension: drop in event for Kennington Green and 373 Kennington Road
Date: Thursday 25 July
Place: Durning Library
167 Kennington Lane
Time: 3.30pm – 8pm
TfL recently submitted an application to the Secretary of State for Transport for a Transport and Works Act Order (TWAO) to build and operate an extension of the Northern line to Nine Elms and Battersea. Theit submission marked the beginning of a statutory consultation period which closed on 18 June 2013.
Their submission includes proposals for a permanent shaft at Kennington Green to allow air in and out of the proposed new northbound 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 green, 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 corner of Montford Place and Kennington Road within the Beefeater Distillery site. Full details of the proposals are available to view attfl.gov.uk/nle.
Some responses to the consultation put forward an alternative location for the shaft and head house at 373 Kennington Road. This site is currently occupied by an artist run space called Space Station 65, comprising offices and studios for creative industries and borders with properties on Aulton Place and 377 Kennington Road.
This event will address in detail some of the key issues raised specific to the Kennington Green site, consider the alternative proposals put forward for 373 Kennington Road and provide a platform for further dialogue and discussion. Senior representatives from the NLE project team will be in attendance on the day.