Community input will help us to shape the arches so that they can adapt to the needs and wishes of local people and visitors, and are safe and welcoming for all.
We're currently speaking to our existing arch customers, local groups and the community about plans that work long-term.
We aim to apply for planning permission in 2022. We'll work with the local community throughout the project and for years to come to manage the space.
As plans progress they will be shared widely for comment and collaboration. If we haven't spoken to you yet, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Area covered by Kilburn Arches
History of Kilburn Arches
Kilburn station was opened in 1879 as Kilburn & Brondesbury station on the then Metropolitan Railway. The station is above ground and the tracks run along a viaduct supported by railway arches.
The legacy of the Metropolitan Railway can still be seen on the bridges outside Kilburn station that cross over the High Road, even though the station is now served by the Jubilee line.
Kilburn Arches later became home to local businesses. Over 93% of businesses in our arches across London are small businesses.