Northern Line Extension works at Kennington Green

Northern Line Extension (NLE) Works Site at Kennington Green   At the end of March, the acoustic enclosure at Kennington Green will be taken down. This process will start at the end of March and take approximately five weeks to complete. Following the removal of the acoustic enclosure, the next phase of works will involve the construction of the basement structures for the Head House. Between April and June 2018, the concrete slab located on Kennington Green will be removed 16 metres underground will then be excavated for the basement. Construction of the basement taking place between June 2018 and January 2019. It will be necessary to move the line of the hoardings out temporarily, although footpath access will remain. It will also be necessary to reopen the road barrier to Montford Place, (outside the Beefeater entrance) to allow access to properties. 24/7 working will continue underground, however above ground …

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Local traffic and transport plans and work

We receive frequent updates on the various work being carried out around our Estate, particularly the Northern Line Extension and the highways work around the Oval. The latest bulletins are about work on the Northern Line Extension at Kennington Green closing down for the holiday season (sighs of relief from the neighbours!) and upgrade work that’s starting at Waterloo Station. They (and future such bulletins) can now be found here.

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Kennington Green’s Tree of Heaven to be sacrificed for the NLE

From TFL :  Northern line extension   Activity Notification   November 2015     “Earlier this year we communicated that the Tree of Heaven (T4) on the north side of the Kennington Green worksite would require pruning due to the proximity of the construction works. Some initial pruning has been undertaken, however following further assessments by a tree specialist and London Borough of Lambeth tree officers we have been advised that pruning or lopping of branches will no longer be sufficient and it has now been decided that the tree will need to be removed. Unfortunately when a trenching and root survey exercise was conducted, it was found that the majority of the main roots have grown under Kennington Green. These roots need to be cut for the construction of piles, which could impact on the long term stability of the tree.  An on-going cycle of crown reduction would also …

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Northern Line Extension – and Oval roads

The latest monthly (October-December 2015) update from TFL can be found here. In addition to the NLE work, Thames Water is installing a new water main along Kennington Road. There may be loss of water when properties are switched over to the new pipework, probably early in the New Year.   An update on the works on the roads at the Oval can be found here  

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Northern Line Extension Information Day 18 June

Kennington Park & Kennington Green Information Day – Thursday 18 June 2015 – Bishop House Children’s Centre, 5 Kennington Park Place – Entrance via Harmsworth Street   The Northern line extension (NLE) site set up has now commenced along the route and we would like to invite our neighbours in the Kennington community to visit our Information Day. This is an opportunity to find out more about the project in general and to talk to representatives from the Project Team. The Information Day will be held between 9:30 am and 6:00 pm in the Foyer of Bishop House Children’s Centre, 5 Kennington Park Place, London SE11 4AS (entrance via Harmsworth Street).         If you have any queries, please contact us at nle@tfl.gov.uk or call our 24/7 helpdesk on 0343 222 2424.

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More news from TFL – more local disruption…

Oval tube station   The ticket office will close for ever on 20 April and TFL will be carrying out works in the ticket hall for a month. The station will remain open and we’ll be able to buy tickets from the machines. Northern Line Extension BT Openreach will be carrying out investigation works on their cable network in the area of Kennington Green for two weeks starting on 20 April. The work will be at night from 19:00 to 07:00. BT Openreach has advised that this work will be carried out by four workmen pulling cables from chamber to chamber. They will be using battery powered lighting and there will be no requirement to excavate or hand dig and no generators will be used. Hyde has told the TA that BT have been reminded and requested to ensure they carry this work out as quietly as possible so as …

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Roadworks, roadworks – all around us! And then they’re going to tunnel underneath …..

Kennington Park Estate is currently an island of tranquillity surrounded by traffic chaos and lots of traffic cones, heavy machinery and people in hard hats and hi-vis jackets. Whether that tranquillity will last when tunnelling for the Northern Line Extension starts, or if Hyde’s redevelopment of the Community Centre site goes ahead, remains to be seen.   The Northern Line Extension   A shaft and head house are being constructed at Kennington Green. The work here has just started and it is anticipated that it will be a worksite for at least three years. Lots of information can be found here http://www.tfl.gov.uk/northern-line-extension.   Oval Triangle Transport for London is making a lot of changes to the roads, junctions, traffic lights, crossings and cycle superhighways all round the Oval Triangle, Harleyford Street, Kennington Park Road and Kennington Road.   The roadworks here are likely to last a year… More information at: …

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Northern Line Extension – Kennington Green

Meeting on 25 July Transport for London are holding a drop-in event on Thursday 25th July, 3.30pm- 8pm, at the Durning Library, 167 Kennington Lane to discuss building a permanent ventilation shaft for the Northern Line Extension on Kennington Green. Many local residents are opposed to this plan and instead are supporting an alternative site at 373 Kennington Road. More information on this can be provided by the Kennington Green Supporters Group who can be contacted at kenningtongreensg@gmail.com. They will be going to Thursday’s event at about 6.30pm.  

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Northern Line Extension Consultation

Transport for London is now consulting on the Extension of the Northern Line from Kennington to Nine Elms and Battersea.   Representations and comments, either for or against the NLE, can be made in writing to the Secretary of State for Transport until Tuesday 18 June 2013. c/o Transport and Works Act Orders Unit General Counsel’s Office Department for Transport Zone 1/18 Great Minster House 33 Horseferry Road London SW1P 4DR Email: transportandworksact@dft.gsi.gov.uk Drop in events are being organised so that we can speak to TFL and view the application. The nearest events to us are: Thursday 16 May    15:00-19:30    Durning Library Monday 20 May    15:00-19:30    Wheatsheaf Hall Thursday 30 May     15:00-19:30    Montgomery Hall Wednesday 5 June    15:30-19:30    Phoenix House 10 Wandsworth Road. The application documents can also be viewed at local libraries and Council offices. What happens next? Depending on the nature and number of comments received, the Secretary of State will decide if a public inquiry …

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