A new public space for Tooley Street is unveiled
A new public space will take shape outside London Bridge as part of the Thameslink Programme’s massive rebuilding of the station.
Computer-generated images have been released this week, showing what the new Tooley Street entrance to the station will look like in 2018. Construction work on the site of the new public space is set to begin at Easter next year.
The new concourse Network Rail is creating at London Bridge will be the size of the pitch at Wembley and stretch the full width of the railway, from Tooley Street to St Thomas Street.
Thameslink Programme director Simon Blanchflower said: “As well as rebuilding the railway through London Bridge, we are also creating a new focal point for Southwark and linking the communities north and south of the line.
“A new pedestrian walking route will be opened up with plenty of space for new retailers and cafes and the new public space alongside Tooley Street will be a fitting entrance to one of London’s busiest railway stations.”