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Design team sought for East Brixton Station revival

East brixton station in 1963 image by lamberhurst
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Lambeth Council is recruiting a design team for the £25 million reopening of East Brixton Station in south London

The winner of the estimated £45,000 contract will complete a transport modelling exercise, feasibility study and business case for the ambitious project.

Closed and demolished in 1976, East Brixton Station (pictured) is planned to be rebuilt to create a new stop for trains on the London Overground network.

The orbital rail route – which launched in 2012 – currently passes through Brixton without stopping and there is no interchange with nearby Victoria Line and Thameslink services.

According to the brief: ‘Based on the findings of the Lambeth Overground Stations Study the borough is looking to pursue the development of a new station at East Brixton, which would be located on the site of, or close to, the station that was closed in 1976.’

The document continued: ‘The Council, working with TfL and Network Rail now needs to undertake work to look in greater detail at the demand modelling for a station to inform the development of a robust transport benefits case.

‘Furthermore, should the case be proven, a more detailed understanding of the likely costs, including a value engineering exercise is required.’

Originally named Loughborough Park, the 1866 station at the junction of Coldharbour Lane with Barrington Road fell into decline after the Victoria Line opened nearby.

The historic station featured wooden platforms which have now been demolished and there are now few surviving traces of the structure.

The chosen team will first complete a transport modelling exercise to demonstrate passenger demand for the new facility.

A feasibility study will then explore operational constraints, structural issues, station accessibility and potential costs. The final stage will be a business case featuring a project timeline and funding options.

Earlier this month Lambeth Council announced a search for an architect for a temporary £1.4 million workspace in nearby Loughborough Junction.

The project is part of a wider masterplan to regenerate the inner London district which is currently being drawn up by Hawkins\Brown and Fluid.

Both schemes are also a short walk from Zaha Hadid Architects’ 2011 Stirling Prize-winning Evelyn Grace Academy.

Bids for the station study will be assessed 70 per cent on quality and 30 per cent on price.

The deadline for applications is 1 July.

How to apply

View the contract notice for more information

Contact details

Sarah Finn
London Borough Of Lambeth
1st Floor Phoenix House
10 Wandsworth Road

Tel: 020 7926 1546
Email: Sfinn@lambeth.gov.uk

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