Battersea Power Station Underground has been approved for construction
An artist's impression of the new tube station
Designs for a new London Underground station at Battersea Power Station have been approved.
Wandsworth Council’s planning committee has voted unanimously to green light the construction of the new tube station, which is scheduled to open to passengers in 2020.
When services start it will be the borough’s first new tube station to open for 95 years. The new tube link is being funded entirely by the area’s private sector developers.
Designed by Grimshaw and Partners, it will open onto Battersea Park Road and will serve existing local communities as well as those working and living at the new developments in Nine Elms.
It will be the first of two station entrances for this stop at Battersea, with a western entrance also to be provided at the southern end of the new High Street that is being created within the power station site.
A tunnel under Battersea Park Road will also link the new tube station directly to Stewart's Road.
Planning chairman Cllr Will Sweet said, “This is a momentous occasion in the ongoing story of Nine Elms. Bringing the Northern Line to Battersea has been a fundamental aim of the council for many years and a crucial part of the jigsaw that makes up the area’s regeneration.
“The new station building looks world class and will be a fitting welcome to Nine Elms.”
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