Published: 20th November 2015

Lambeth Planning Committee recently voted unanimously in favour of LCR’s change of use scheme. The proposals involve the refurbishment of the railway arches beneath the Former Waterloo International Terminal to create eight units, comprising approximately 2,000 sqm, designed to attract original and exciting restaurant, bar and cultural uses to the area.

Public realm improvements are also proposed, including improvements to lighting, security and surfaces. Opening up the arches is the first stage of the regeneration of the former Eurostar terminal which will eventually be bought back into passenger-use with additional retail space.

Leake Street is also known as the ‘Banksy Tunnel’ or ‘Graffiti Tunnel’, one of London’s largest and most popular street art locations. The tunnel was made famous in May 2008 when Banksy hosted the first of the ‘Cans Festivals’ there. More recently, other cultural uses have been established on Leake Street, including The Vaults and House of Vans. LCR’s proposals have been designed in consultation with the local community and stakeholders, to protect and maintain this unique hub for creativity and street culture.

Quod played a key role in realising the development potential of the site and advising on the extensive community consultation process.

For further information, please contact Matt Sharpe.