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Underneath the railway arches

More railway arches are being opened up for business in East London.

The row of seven commercial units, under the arches of the London Overground in Shoreditch, are being transformed for retail, food and drink outlets.

Close to the junction of Kingsland Road and Old Street, the arches, and a neighbouring property, will have attractive glass fronts. To keep the character and heritage of the site, the stonework under the front windows of the building will be kept and relocated within the new development.

Other similar projects by TfL have attracted a large number of independent retailers and small chains to sites on the transport network.

TfL's Commercial Development Director, Graeme Craig, said: 'Transforming the arches at Kingsland Road will bring a new lease of life to these vacant units, while maintaining the character of the area. They will provide a new location for businesses to thrive and are one of the many ways that we are raising vital revenue to reinvest in the transport network.'

Did you know?
TfL owns around 700 commercial arches across the Capital. Other converted sites include:

  • A restaurant in Hoxton
  • A furniture showroom in Hammersmith
  • A music studio in Stamford Brook

Work has also started on 31 railway arches near Wood Lane Tube station to create a mix of commercial, leisure and retail space.


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