London Underground’s unremarkable shed of a tube station at Colindale is set to be demolished and rebuilt with a dramatic curving wooden landmark for the area.

(c) TfL

The funding for the new station is being met from the addition of 350 homes on the site, which has already in recent years seen clusters of new residential towers appearing on the landscape.

A total of £5 million in funding from TfL’s Growth Fund has been allocated for the new station building with step-free access and new pedestrian and cycle links. The project will cost in total some £22 million, so the remainder of the cost comes from the housing development.

TfL is proposing to build a tower for the homes, and a new station building with an enlarged ticket hall, ground floor commercial space and improvements to the surrounding area.

(c) TfL

The intention is to expand the station capacity to meet the expected addition of even more homes in the next few years as the former Met Police training grounds are filled up with residential blocks.

A consultation has opened into the plans, and planning is expected to be applied for by the end of this next month.

If approved, work could start in 2021, with completion of the station rebuild in 2022.

A public exhibition for the proposals will be held at the nearby RAF Museum on:

  • Thursday 6 December 2018 (14:00 – 20:00)
  • Saturday 8 December 2018 (10:00 – 16:00)

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