Welcome to the
consultation website for
the development around
South Kensington Station.

South Kensington Station, located in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, is one of the busiest stations on the London Underground, welcoming around 34 million passengers a year to the area, which includes London’s world-famous museum quarter.

Transport for London (TfL) is committed to delivering much-needed improvements to the 150-year old station through a programme of sensitive upgrades, including providing much-needed step-free access to the District and Circle Line, that will greatly improve the accessibility at the station, helping visitors with mobility issues as well as parents with buggies.

This development programme also involves improving the properties around the station, including creating new homes, shops and workspace. In 2018, TfL appointed developer Native Land as its preferred development partner to carry out the work.

The project represents an opportunity to create an exemplary modern station within a high quality contemporary development, which respects its historical context and renews South Kensington’s sense of place.

Key benefits

Step-free access
Delivery of step-free access at South Kensington Station is an urgent need with around 34 million people using it annually. Our proposals include a new entrance for the step-free access on Thurloe Street and will complete the delivery of the lifts connecting to the ticket hall and the Circle & District Line.

Affordable housing
Our proposals provide 35% high-quality and accessible affordable homes of various sizes which are needed in the Borough.

Economic benefits
Our proposals will support 250 new jobs and provide almost £1m additional business rate revenue for RBKC per year.

Heritage restoration
Our proposals will see the restoration of Thurloe Street and the listed station Arcade as well as repair of the damage to the streetscape caused by the railway works in the 1860s

Highly contextual design
The designs have been carefully considered in order to respect, and respond to, the unique and important heritage of the area

Enhanced retail and new offices
The proposals will provide new curated retail opportunities in the station arcade and at the station end of Pelham Street as well as high quality office accommodation

Station and pedestrian experience
Along with step-free access, the plans will create a renewed sense of arrival for the around 34 million visitors and residents per year to the station and an improved pedestrian experience around the station