Work on a new entrance to Stratford station is set to begin shortly according to a new TfL report.
The report states on page 47 that work will begin in spring 2023 for the entrance located in the south east corner of the site. It’s a joint venture between the London Legacy Development Corporation who oversaw the Olympics, Newham Council and the Greater London Authority.
Plans were approved in 2019 with Community Infrastructure Levy funding set to help pay for the project.
A new lift is also to be installed: “We are coordinating with Network Rail which is designing a new customer lift for the underpass connecting the Jubilee concourse with other platforms within the station which will reduce congestion in the station and improve reliability.”
Carpenters estate lies close to the proposed entrance. It’s long been due for demolition in a controversial process, with recent plans seeking to retain some of the blocks while demolishing others.
The estate currently consists of 710 homes.
Upon completion homes will total 2,000. Residents will no longer need use a grotty footbridge over tracks to enter the station.
The project is to be funded using Community Infrastructure Levy income.
A separate entrance in Stratford could be built in future using Section 106 funds. Montfichet Road will be the site of the entrance, which is close to Westfield alongside buses and coach pick-up points.
Coaches used to pick up the other side of the station but have now switched.
On a wider level Stratford continues to see many planning applications submitted, including the demolition of 1980s blocks.
There’s been no movement on rebuilding the Stratford centre, though the Victoria and Albert museum building coming along well and is set to open in 2024.