This project reviews the potential for the redevelopment of stations in London.
With land at a premium, london is under increasing pressure to use space more efficiently and to concentrate dense development at transport hubs. At the same time, London’s transport infrastructure continues to need investment during a period of fiscal constraint.
With the National Infrastructure Commission arguing that 200,000 new homes could be unlocked by Crossrail 2, the time is ripe to develop the economic models, strategies and structures that will enable london to make more of the opportunity offered by building above and around new and existing stations.
Examining the current policy framework and drawing on international case studies, this project will investigate financing, engineering, operational and political challenges and barriers to intensification over or alongside london’s stations.
As part of this project, Arup are providing in-kind support by modelling the theoretical commercial viability of over station development in different London locations.