Kilburn Arches

We manage 51 arches under the railway east and west of Kilburn station. The arches require investment to make them suitable to let to small and medium businesses. We want you, the community, to help us shape the vision for these spaces by replying to our survey.

We will continue to provide space for small businesses while also making sure the arches better contribute to Kilburn and the High Road.

We need the community to shape the arches so that they are adaptable to the needs and wishes of local people and visitors, and are safe and welcoming for all

We manage 51 arches under the railway east and west of Kilburn station. The arches require investment to make them suitable to let to small and medium businesses. We want you, the community, to help us shape the vision for these spaces by replying to our survey.

We will continue to provide space for small businesses while also making sure the arches better contribute to Kilburn and the High Road.

We need the community to shape the arches so that they are adaptable to the needs and wishes of local people and visitors, and are safe and welcoming for all. We are currently speaking to our existing arch customers, local groups and the community so that we can come up with plans that work long-term.

As plans progress, we will make sure these are shared widely for comment and collaboration. If we haven’t spoken to you yet, please get in touch at kilburnarches@tfl.gov.uk.

Next Steps

We are aiming to submit a planning application in summer 2022 and will continue to work with the local community throughout the project and into the future.

To help us shape the project we have developed a series of feedback tools including:

- A place map where you can pin point specific locations you wish to share with us

- A survey where you can tell us about the opportunities and challenges facing both Kilburn and the site

- A story section where you can share your experiences of Kilburn

All information you provide will be reviewed by the project team to help shape the proposals as they develop.


The history of Kilburn Arches

Kilburn station was opened in 1879 as Kilburn & Brondesbury station on the then Metropolitan Railway. The station is above ground and the tracks run along a viaduct supported by railway arches.

The legacy of the Metropolitan Railway can still be seen on the bridges outside Kilburn station crossing over the High Road, even though the station is served by the Jubilee line.

Kilburn Arches later became home to local businesses. Over 93 per cent of businesses in our arches across London are small businesses.

Opportunities and Challenges facing the site

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We recognise that best source of ideas will be the local community that work, live and use within the arches and surrounding area. 

We welcome your feedback as to what we should think about when developing our plans for the site. What opportunities are there to deliver improvements for the community through the project?

We also know that the arches are tired, and anti social behaviour takes in and around the site. What issues are there that we could seek to address through this scheme to make the arches a welcoming environment for all?

To use the map please select one of the pin options and highlight the location you wish to tell us about. You can also use the free text comments section to share any additional thoughts that you have. We are engaging with stakeholders and the local community to develop proposals to restore and improve the railway arches at Kilburn. 

Any comments you make on the map will be visible to others and will be subject to moderation. Any personal information will be kept confidential but your user name will be displayed. For further details on moderation is available here. 

Comments made on the map will be made publicly available after the project has closed and we may also include them in the form of a report on the results of the engagement exercise, but any personal information will be kept confidential. Your personal information will be properly safeguarded and processed in accordance with the requirements of privacy and data protection legislation. For further information, please visit our privacy policy.

Page last updated: 09 Aug 2022, 04:28 PM