Southwark Tube station under threat from new skyscraper | London

The award-winning design of Southwark Tube station is under threat as developers consider demolishing part of the ticket hall to build a 30-storey skyscraper.

The circular ticket hall was designed to be built over but the station’s foundations can only support a structure of 11 storeys. The plans involve building 300 flats that overlook Blackfriars Bridge.

The proposal has been condemned in a letter to the The Times by architects who worked on the £3.5 billion project to extend the Jubilee line.

“The building they’re proposing will be completely out of scale and will unnecessarily destroy one of the best designs of its decade.”

– CATHERINE CROFT, Director of the Twentieth Century Society

The letter urges Karen Bradley, the culture secretary, to intervene after the design was rejected for listed status by Historic England.

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