Colindale Station Redevelopment

Closes 21 Dec 2018

Opened 23 Nov 2018

Overview

We are consulting on significant improvements to Colindale station, including an entirely new ticket hall, a new lift providing step free access to the platforms and new homes around the station. We are seeking views on our proposals ahead of submitting a planning application for the site to Barnet Council.

Colindale station, Barnet

Colindale station opened in 1924 on the Edgware branch of the Northern line. The population in Colindale is expected to increase significantly between 2017 and 2032, meaning that the station will continue to get busier, with more passengers entering and exiting the station each year. The station needs increased space to cater for this growth in passenger numbers. To meet the expected demand, we are proposing to significantly upgrade the station and build new homes that would help transform Colindale station and the immediate surrounding area into a more attractive and more accessible place in which to live and work.

The redevelopment of the station is designed to meet future demand and become a gateway to the fast changing Colindale area.

Our proposals involve a completely new station building with an enlarged ticket hall, ground floor commercial space and improvements to the surrounding area.

The images below show how the station could look inside and out.

Illustration of the proposed upgraded station – internal view

Colindale Station internal view

Illustration of the proposed upgraded station – external view

Colindale Station external view 

About our consultation

We intend to submit a hybrid planning application to Barnet Council for a new station building and up to 350 new homes on the site. This means we will be submitting a detailed application with information about the station improvements and an outline application regarding new homes on the site. The materials below reflect this, with more information on the station proposals than the new homes.

Before we submit the application, we would like your views to inform our proposals and to understand your thoughts on these plans.

The proposals include:

  • Improved access to the station through a spectacular new ticket hall
  • Nine ticket gates to reduce crowding
  • A lift to provide step-free access to platform level
  • Wider paving areas around the station
  • New commercial space within the ticket hall
  • New housing around the station – a car-free development with an aim of 50 per cent affordable housing

Key benefits of the proposals:

  • Make the station more accessible for everyone with a bigger ticket hall and a new lift giving step-free access to the platforms
  • Increase station capacity to accommodate more passengers and improve passenger flow
  • Improve pedestrian and cyclist journeys to and from the station
  • Create a local landmark for the area through high quality design which provides a link to Colindale’s rich aviation history
  • Help make Colindale Avenue a greener, safer and more enjoyable place
  • Create new homes to help house the significant population growth that is expected in Colindale between 2017 and 2032

Context

The London Plan identifies Colindale as an Opportunity Area, and in doing so, this sets a minimum delivery target of 10,000 homes and 500 jobs for the area.

Barnet Council decided to prepare the Colindale Area Action Plan (AAP) to provide a comprehensive and up to date planning strategy for the area. Colindale station and its immediate surroundings are central to the aims of the AAP.

In line with Barnet Council’s policy, the upgraded Colindale station will reflect the character and importance of Colindale Avenue.

The feedback from this consultation will feed into a planning application which is submitted by us to Barnet Council. Barnet Council will then undertake their own consultation on the planning application.

Construction

As with all improvements, there would be an element of disruption as part of process of building a new station and new homes. Where possible, this will be minimised; however the station will require closure for a limited period whilst the works take place. We are currently assessing our options regarding how best to construct a new station on this complex site and will seek to feed back to local people and station users when more details become available. 

Next steps

The consultation is open between 23 November and 21 December 2018.

We are consulting on the new station throughout this period and we intend to submit a hybrid planning application to Barnet Council towards the end of 2018. If this receives planning permission, we seek a development partner to help us design the new homes. We will come back to talk to the local community about how many homes should be built and the design of these homes.

Work could begin on site in 2021 and we are aiming to complete the work by 2022.

As part of this process, the development team will analyse all feedback received and, where possible, incorporate it into the final planning application.

The plans are still being developed and will be subject to statutory consultation by Barnet Council. As part of the application, a detailed report of the feedback received, and changes made will be submitted to Barnet Council and will be available for public scrutiny.

Public exhibition

A public exhibition for the proposals will be held in Sunderland Hall at the RAF Museum (Grahame Park Way, London, NW9 5LL). You can visit the public exhibition on:

  • Thursday 6 December 2018 (14:00 - 20:00)
  • Saturday 8 December 2018 (10:00 - 16:00)

Come along to view our exhibition and speak to the project team. You will also be able to fill out a paper feedback form if you would prefer.

The exhibition display boards can be found below (information updated on 5 December 2018).

Colindale station exhibition boards (PDF 8.22MB)

Have your say

We would like to know what you think about our proposals.

Please give us your views by completing the online survey below by Friday 21 December 2018.

Alternatively, you can:

You can also request paper copies of all the consultation materials and a response form by emailing [email protected], or writing to FREEPOST TFL CONSULTATIONS.

Have your say

Areas

  • Barnet

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • Station Development