What are your plans for Kilburn?

    We intend to undertake a sensitive restoration project to restore the arches at Kilburn. Many arches are currently unsafe and do not meet modern requirements. 

    This project will be a generational opportunity to reintegrate these special spaces with the local high street and community. 

    We will be initially focusing on the Mews area between Kilburn High Road, Maygrove Road and Loveridge Road.

    Do your proposals require planning permission?

    Yes, whatever schemes comes forward we will be required to submit a planning application to both Brent and Camden for determination.

    Does TfL own all the land?

    As there are three viaducts the ownership of the site is complex with TfL, Network Rail and the Arch Company all holding various interests in the site. 

    Due to the complex land ownership this is why we are pursuing a masterplanning approach to ensure we can identify a scheme that is right for the entire site not just that which is owned by TfL. 

    When do you plan to start the development?

    Enabling works have started at Kilburn Mews (the 11 arches in close proximity to the station). We expect construction to begin in Spring 2024.

    Will you deliver the project all in one go?

    We are undertaking a masterplan of the site and intend to deliver the project in phases starting with the Mews area opposite the station before moving on to each run of arches heading towards Iverson Road.

    How can I get involved?

    We have undertaken a series of engagement activities throughout the evolution of our proposals and will continue to do so.

    We welcome engagement with the community throughout and you can contact the team at kilburnarches@tfl.gov.uk

    What businesses do you expect to locate at Kilburn Arches once the scheme is complete?

    We do not have any pre-conceptions for what businesses will become our customers at Kilburn once the scheme is completed. 

    The railway arches are unique spaces where light industrial businesses can thrive, we do not see them as just another high street. 

    Will Kilburn London Underground station close to facilitate these works?

    No, there is no need for the station to close for these works.

    What happened to businesses located at Kilburn Mews?

    In 2019, all occupiers were formally made aware that the redevelopment would be taking place and Places for London confirmed to the occupiers that it would require vacant possession to refurbish the mews. 

    Places for London has since liaised closely with tenants as part of this, with vacant possession of the arches being obtained in April 2023.