The works will involve removing and transferring key station services and assets, such as telecoms cabling, by 2013, to ensure that the main works contract for the £800m redevelopment of London Bridge station starts on time.
Osborne has formed a team with Mace and T Clarke for the project. Design work will start immediately with first physical works starting in early 2012, subject to the success of a planning application currently before Southwark Council.
The redevelopment of London Bridge Station is part of the wider, £6bn Thameslink upgrade. Work will include:
- An increase in the number of tracks going through the station from six to nine and a reduction from nine to six in the number of terminating platforms. This will enable eighteen of the planned 24 Thameslink services per hour to call at London Bridge.
- Space for around two thirds more passengers to use the service each day.
- Step-free access to all platforms from the main concourse.
- A new concourse at street level, with entrances on Tooley Street and St Thomas Street.