Previous consultation results

Proposed route and location of permanent shafts

Consultations in summer 2010 and 2011 asked for feedback on four proposed routes for the Northern line extension and the locations for permanent shafts.

40,000 households and businesses along the route were invited to have their say and meetings were held for local residents, businesses and community groups.

Kennington - Nine Elms - Battersea

The majority (61%) of respondents told us their preferred route was from Kennington to Battersea, with new stations at Nine Elms and Battersea Power Station. There were high levels of support for the scheme, with the majority (87%) agreeing it will benefit the area.

Permanent shafts are needed to allow air in and out of the underground tunnels, help cool the Tube and enable emergency access to and from the tunnels if necessary. The preferred permanent shaft location is at the old distillery site, and at the Old Lodge in Kennington Park.

In the Claylands Road area, the preference is for the garages on Cottingham Road. In response to feedback, we are exploring alternative options for this site.

Lambeth Council has confirmed initial support for these sites and is working with us to agree the details of location and design.

Temporary shaft locations

Temporary shafts are required for 12-18 months for works to stabilise the ground before the tunnels can be built. In autumn 2011, 2,500 households and businesses were asked for their preferences on the proposed locations for temporary shafts in the Kennington area.

Following consultation, Radcot Street (approved by Lambeth Council) and Harmsworth Street (subject to approval by Southwark Council) are the recommended sites for the shafts.

We continue to work with councils in Lambeth and Southwark on these proposed locations.