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The new Vauxhall bus station threatened with demolition under Lambeth plans

Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by editor, Feb 3, 2014.

  1. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  2. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    If that's the price we must pay for getting rid of the Vauxhall gyratory, then it's worth paying.

    EDIT: Hang on, this is Streets In The Sky isn't it?
    Oh god >_<
     
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  3. ATOMIC SUPLEX

    ATOMIC SUPLEX Member Since: 1985 Post Count: 3

    Well that didn't last long.
    When I lived in Stockwell, Vaxhall and Clapham that was a bit of a scare on my regular cycle commute.
    Actually I still had to go through it when I lived in Bermondsey and Croydon.

    The bus stop thing didn't make it better.
     
  4. Wolveryeti

    Wolveryeti Young Lethargio

    Pile of arse gravy - I bloody love that ramp.

    Is there any point filling in an objection form if I don't live in Lambeth?
     
  5. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I bet there's some growing excitement in the offices of far east property investors.
     
  6. RedDragon

    RedDragon "I am not one of your fans!"

    couldn't they just dismantle and move it
     
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  7. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    How longs it been there?

    Seems a waste of money to have built it if its less than say 12 years old?
     
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  8. colacubes

    colacubes Well-Known Member

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  9. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    i agree, but its a major junction, and im not sure if the traffic can be designed away. I wonder if the numerous clubs in the arches are safe in any future plans? i care more for them than a bus stop
     
  10. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

  11. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Looks like the covers are coming off:
    http://www.vauxhallcivicsociety.org.uk/2015/01/tfl-property-developer-kate-hoey/
     
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  12. Inevitable result of electing a free market Tory looncunt as mayor.
     
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  13. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

  14. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

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  15. that is fucking ugly. The bollocks about a community space & employment oppurtunties is galling- who is going to be living in this monstrosity?

    The token shite about a mix of affordable/ private housing is typical of developers-as ever, i can see it being watered down to an Elepahnt and castle format where the developers effectively bung some cash to the council offset the reality of having the masses in their lovely development.Class war have previously highlighted zaha hadids shit IIRC
     
  16. sealion

    sealion If you can't dance just nod your head

    I passed there recently, the foundations havn't gone in yet but theres some blurb gushing about the versace designed interiors. So defo for the workers :rolleyes:
     
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  17. toblerone3

    toblerone3 Grrrrr

    Its an aweful environment around Vauxhall terrible air quality, deafening and dominated by traffic and intimidating to walk and cycle around, something could and should be done to improve the area. But it looks as though they are in the wrong frame of mind to do anything good. Not fussed about the bus station though if something good was built to replace it. but that cluster of high rises is such low quality it would probably make things worse.
     
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  18. Juno4000

    Juno4000 Banned Banned

    It is a Saudi
     
  19. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    The bus station rebuild is all part of the TfL scheme to improve the roads around Vauxhall (tons of info here), removing the gyratory, restoring 2-way traffic and introducing segregated cycle routes. This is independent of the redevlopment of sites SW of the bus station, which are unprecedented in terms of scale and density for this bit of town.

    Vauxhall existing.png

    Vauxhall proposed sections.png
     
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  20. Brainaddict

    Brainaddict chief propagandist (provisional)

    I've never liked that bus station. It is far to hard and harsh, so adds to the general harshness of the junction. It does seem moderately incompetent though to have spent plenty on it and now be talking about demolishing it just a few years later.
     
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  21. Crispy

    Crispy The following psytrance is baṉned: All

    The best thing about the new layout is that you'll no longer have to cross any roads to change between rail and bus/tube
     
  22. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I kind of liked its aluminium style - it looked a bit American to me - but those proposed tower blocks are extra fugly.
     
  23. lefteri

    lefteri Well-Known Member

    Vauxhall will cement its reputation as the world centre for hideous architecture
     
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  24. lefteri

    lefteri Well-Known Member

    The mi6 building, the Broadway malyan flats opposite and the cigarette lighter are already three of London’s worst buildings
     
  25. 19sixtysix

    19sixtysix Life as viewed from a Gay Gorbals Garret

    I liked that bus station. I've waited for a fair few night buses there after nights out and it seems to work well for a convenient place to wait out of the rain.
     
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  26. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

    Is this what you get when major supermarkets move in, not to mention the American Embassy. No doubt the first victim will be the homeless persons hostel.
     
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  27. sealion

    sealion If you can't dance just nod your head

    Gone long ago.
     
  28. TopCat

    TopCat Gone away, no forwarding address

    The plans are advanced bar the reality that tfl have to make up for the removal of its revenue grant and may find the project a low priority as the cuts bite harder.
     
  29. agricola

    agricola a genuine importer of owls

    there are still two on Bondway
     
  30. sealion

    sealion If you can't dance just nod your head

    Where the terminus is ?
     

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