Station Square arches update from Network Rail

Station Square shops boarded up

A statement from Network Rail:

Railton Road Update

January 2017

We are pleased that we have been able to make progress on this scheme since taking possession of the final unit.

The hoardings have now been put in place and will include a community focused design scheme which has been overseen by the Herne Hill Forum. This will be in place in early February.

Set up works have begun as have asbestos surveys. So far, no unexpected levels of asbestos have been found, although isolated areas still need to be checked.  To date, there are no major issues that pose a threat to the timescale of the construction phase.

The majority of our former tenants have relocated or have an opportunity to return to a refurbished unit and we will be discussing this with each of them in due course. Although we have received some expressions of interest in refurbished units, we are not in discussions with any other potential tenants.

We will not be seeking to let to national chains in Herne Hill and highlighted this commitment at a public meeting organised by the Herne Hill Forum. Out of our 4000 arches and units in London, fewer than 20 are directly let to national chains.

We expect that the scheme will take approximately six months to deliver and will provide updates as the scheme progresses.

For any queries regarding the works, please contact the Property Helpline is open for general enquiries 08:00 – 20:00 7 days a week (closed for public holidays) on 0800 830 840