Southwark Over Station Development

Closed 26 Nov 2019

Opened 15 Oct 2019

Results updated 11 Mar 2020

Between 15 October and 26 November 2019, we held a second public consultation on our designs for an Over Station Development (OSD) at Southwark station and wider public realm improvements in the area bounded by Blackfriars Road, The Cut, Hatfields and Isabella Street.

We received 105 responses. There was a range of opinions over whether respondents felt the design fitted with Southwark’s culture and heritage. However, the majority of respondents felt the updated design would improve pedestrian access to businesses and one third commented on the fact they felt greenery was now better incorporated in the design.

We have made changes to our plans following careful consideration of the consultation responses, engagement with local businesses and resident groups as well as through continued engagement with the Styles House Tenant Management organisation. We have modified our designs to reflect comments in the following areas:

  • Ground floor use
  • Height and massing
  • Pedestrian use
  • Consideration of Styles House
  • Southwark Station

The full summary of comments received can be found in section 4 of the consultation report and our response to the key issues raised can also be found below.

Consultation report (PDF 1.48MB)

Response to issues raised (PDF 805KB)

Next steps

We are looking to submit a planning application to the London Borough of Southwark in spring 2020.


We want to know your views on our design proposals for a landmark development at Southwark station.


In June 2019 we asked for your thoughts on our vision for the area bounded by Blackfriars Road, The Cut, Hatfields and Isabella Street. Your feedback has been used to inform the proposed designs.  

We are working with the London Borough of Southwark (LBS) and the Styles House Tenant Management Organisation (TMO) to progress designs for new council homes, offices, new public realm and shared space.  

Why are we consulting?

For this second phase of consultation we want to hear your thoughts on our suggested plans for a new building at Southwark station, including on the designs of the building, our proposed use of civic space, the incorporated urban greenery and how we can develop a building for the local community. These proposals will form part of a masterplan, with proposals from LBS coming forward in due course.  

Come and find out more

We want to hear your views on our proposals and so we will be presenting plans at two exhibition events at Platform Southwark, 1 Joan Street, South Bank, London SE1 8BS on:

  • Thursday 17 October 2019 (14:00 - 20:00)
  • Saturday 19 October 2019 (12:00 - 16:00)

At these events, you can view our consultation boards and speak to various members of our project team. You will also be able to fill out a paper feedback form if you would prefer.

The exhibition boards can also be viewed below.

Southwark station OSD exhibition boards (PDF 3.90MB)

The story so far

There have been several plans and proposals for the area around Southwark station in previous years, though none have been considered suitable from a community or commercial perspective.  

We have worked with LBS and Styles House residents to agree a set of principles that enabled a masterplan approach to the redevelopment of the wider site.  

On Tuesday 30 April 2019, a meeting of LBS’s Cabinet agreed a number of principles that have been incorporated in the designs you see today. You can find the full Cabinet Report, which outlines the ten design principles agreed on here  

An agreed land swap with LBS will unlock the delivery of at least 24 new council homes. The Styles House TMO are working with LBS and a dedicated design team on these plans.  

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Design Principles

Civic Space

Urban Greenery


Part of the community

We are committed to being a good neighbour and have tried to incorporate local needs throughout this project.

People told us during the first consultation that safety and anti-social behaviour is an issue around Southwark station. In response, our building is to be made secure by design, with well-lit open spaces discouraging anti-social behaviour.  

We also intend to manage the public space, ensuring that it is well lit, maintained and secure. A comprehensive management strategy that includes CCTV and security guards on site 24 hours a day will also be part of the proposals.  

Similarly, we have tried to ensure that noise is mitigated as much as possible through our designs. Our aim is to remove the ventilation shaft that sits between Styles House and the station.

Building for our future

TfL aim for architect-led designs that stand the test of time.  

The Southwark OSD will be assessed under the highest sustainability standards, known as the BREEAM assessment. We are aiming to achieve an Outstanding BREEAM rating. From construction through to operation, our objective is to create a sustainable and Net Zero Carbon Building.

Our Commitment

TfL has been a part of Southwark for decades, with the station and one of our headquarters being part of our legacy. We want to continue to invest in this area through this building.

We believe this development will create new opportunities for an already vibrant community, through new jobs, affordable workspace and by facilitating the delivery of new council homes. However, it may also impact certain groups differently.

We have undertaken an Equality Impact Assessment (EqIA) to understand what effects the OSD project may have and who may experience. This is an ongoing process and we want to work with you to ensure we continue to consider the impact of our development on people with the nine protected characteristics, as set out by the Equality Act 2010.

Our Equality Impact Assessment can be viewed below.

Equality Impact Assessment (PDF 218KB)

Have your say

Please let us know what you think about our proposals by completing the online survey below by Tuesday 26 November 2019.

You can also request paper copies of all the consultation materials and a feedback questionnaire.

Alternatively, you can:


  • Southwark


  • Public
  • Stakeholders
  • Local residents
  • Local businesses
  • Schools
  • London Boroughs
  • Coach Operators
  • Taxi trade
  • Transport for London
  • Taxi customers and other stakeholders
  • Transport for London - staff
  • Train operators


  • Station Development