Excavation and tunnelling at Nine Elms makes way for TfL’s new underground station and Over Station Development

Construction is well underway at Transport for London’s new underground station and over station development at Nine Elms in Lambeth.  During a recent site visit, aspireDM and TfL witnessed the initial excavation of basement level 1, 29,000 cubic metres of spoil, to reveal the structural box which will support the over station development.

Additionally, the visit marked the arrival of the tunnel boring machine beneath, currently rapidly extending the Northern Line from Kennington to Battersea Power Station. This first viewing opportunity evidenced the complexities inherent in dealing with the multiple interfaces of over station development which is of particular importance for this first integrated mixed-use project achieving planning consent for Transport for London.

The new station will support an over station residential-led, mixed-use development providing 332 residential units, 4811 sqm of office, 272 sqm of assembly and leisure space and 580 sqm of retail; a new public square, new pedestrian and cycle connections, cycle parking and disabled car parking.

On behalf of Transport for London, aspireDM has managed the Nine Elms over station development from acquisition to design through to full planning consent, including the integration and coordination of the above station structures and layouts, with careful consideration to the station’s operational requirements.

The role involved appointment and management of the planning and design consultants and leading negotiations with the local authority planners and the GLA. The application was submitted in October 2015 and approved in March 2016 for the full OSD scheme.

aspireDM is delighted to see construction progress to programme at Nine Elms on this important project for TfL.