Crossrail secures extra funding for public realm spaces
TfL board approves £30m for areas around stations
Crossrail has secured £30 million towards public realm improvements around its stations.
The funding was approved by Transport for London, and is in addition to the £28 million allocated from Crossrail’s own budget.
Architects including John McAslan, BDP, Gillespies and Atkins are working on the schemes, with plans for 16 stations completed. A further 12 will be done by the end of 2013.
Crossrail said the work would provide 92,000sq m of improved public space at new stations in central London including new pedestrianised areas, traffic calming measures, new trees and new seating areas.
Andrew Wolstenholme, chief executive at Crossrail, added: “We are using the huge momentum of this project to encourage further investment in new and improved public spaces and regeneration over a much wider are around Crossrail stations.”
The work has been carried out together Design Council Cabe.