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Work on Renzo Piano’s London Bridge bus station begins

Construction work has started on a Renzo Piano-designed bus station that will sit at the base of the 306 metre-tall ‘Shard’ building in London Bridge, south London

The scheme will replace an aeging bus terminus that was built as part of the station’s redevelopment by N D T Wikeley, regional architect for British Rail Southern, in the 1970s.

Set to open in May 2012, the interchange will boast more space for buses and taxis, a new road layout, improved waiting facilities and an escalator to the underground station beneath.

Kulveer Ranger, the Mayor of London’s transport advisor, explained: ‘Hundreds of thousands of people use London Bridge every day and at the moment using the bus station is a fairly grimy experience. 

‘[This] work will deliver a landmark station next to a landmark building, with a far better design that will improve both its efficiency and the experience for passengers.’  

Most of the work will take place between September 2011 and May 2012 with removal of the current roof canopy already started and expected to finish by April next year.

Sellar Property Group stumped up the cost of the project as part of a section 106 agreement relating to its £350 million ‘Shard’ skyscraper project.  

The London Mayor and Transport Secretary have declined to be drawn on the scope and timing of the next stage of the £3.5 billion Thameslink upgrade programme which was planned to include an overhaul of London Bridge train station.

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