The case study examines how heritage was protected and conserved during the construction of the Borough Viaduct and Borough High Street Bridge.
Construction of the new Borough Viaduct and Borough High Street Bridge provided twin tracking into the west side of London Bridge station, relieving an historic bottle neck. The alignment of the viaduct, a new structure extending 322 meters running alongside the existing viaduct to double the capacity of the route into London Bridge Station, was carefully selected to minimise the loss of listed buildings.
To make way for the new structure a number of buildings were demolished and new buildings were constructed on the footprint of the previous buildings on completion of the viaduct. All buildings were fully recorded and archeologists were employed during all excavations to ensure that the archaeological resource was fully recorded. Designs were developed in consultation with English Heritage and Southwark Council to achieve structures sympathetic to the Borough High Street Conservation Area context.