|Restored arches near Wood Lane - how it might look|
TFL’s plans to transform 31 railway arches near Wood Lane Tube station into retail units and commercial space have now been granted planning permission by the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham.
The development is part of TFLs' "drive to boost the amount of money it raises from non-fares sources". But it's also about having a joined-up approach to the new extension to Westfield London shopping centre, TV Centre to the west, and the huge St James' development to the north.
TFL say that work will be carried out in two phases. Phase One will see the nineteen arches closest to the Tube station open early in 2018 - when the new John Lewis store at Westfield is apparently now scheduled to open.
Not all the arches will be commercial and retail. Some will be pedestrian passageways "to improve connectivity in the neighbourhood and introduce new cycle parking".
To read the complete story, follow this link, and also check out a fuller version of the story at W12.
And to read about the new park which was promised by the developers, read this post.
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