Aerial view from south
The Bullnose and Thurloe Street
Pelham Street
Pelham Street and Thurloe Square
Thurloe Square
View of Thurloe Square
Thurloe Street
Thurloe Street and step-free access
The Bullnose and Oxblood Building
Oxblood Building and Pelham Street
South Kensington Station Arcade
The Bullnose
Aerial view from north


Welcome to the website for the
proposed development around
South Kensington Station.


It's not too late to have your say - please click here to support our planning application if you want to see much-needed step-free access at South Kensington Station, along with a restored arcade, new shops, homes and workspace.


Alternatively, a formal letter supporting the plans can also be emailed, either individually or on behalf of an organisation, referencing the planning application number in the subject line PP/20/03216 to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


South Kensington Station, located in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC), is one of the busiest stations on the London Underground, welcoming around 34 million passengers a year to the area, which includes London’s world-famous museum quarter.

Native Land and Transport for London have been developing plans to sensitively repair and enhance through development the buildings and land at South Kensington Tube station, providing new affordable and private homes, workspace, shops, and completing the delivery of step-free access to the Circle & District lines.

Extensive consultation with the local community has been undertaken on the proposals, during 2019 and early 2020, and the plans were submitted to the RBKC for approval in summer 2020.

June 2021 update

RBKC's planning officer has recommended that the borough’s planning committee approve our proposals at a planning committee meeting scheduled for 7 June 2021.

Nevertheless, we asked RBKC to defer that planning committee meeting so we could work with the borough on some further refinements to the designs to address some of the remaining issues raised in the officer’s report.  
We believe the plans, which have received broad support from the wider community and important local organisations and institutions, provide for a considered, contextual scheme that will bring a renewed sense of place to South Kensington as well as a wide range of public benefits, and we look forward to bringing the refined proposals forward in the coming months.

January 2021 amendments

In January 2021, we submitted some amendments to the proposals, aimed at fine-tuning the designs, following consultation with the council, Historic England, the local community and other key stakeholders.

These refinements form part of our ongoing commitment to engage with all parties as we bring forward our plans. You can read more about what they involve here

Subject to planning permission, the development remains on track to start construction in 2023.

News & Updates


What the development will provide

Improved accessibility
Completion of the delivery of step free access to the ticket hall and Circle & District Line.

High quality housing
50 new homes around the station, including 35% affordable homes of various sizes

Local economic benefits
Supporting 250 new jobs and providing almost £1m additional business rate revenue per year

Celebrating heritage
Restoration of the Thurloe Street façade and the Grade-II listed station Arcade

Sensitive contemporary design
Carefully considered designs that respect the unique and important heritage of the area

Enhanced retail
New shops in the sensitively restored station arcade, at the ground floor of Thurloe Street and the Bullnose building, and at the station end of Pelham Street

High quality employment space
New office and workspace of the highest quality

Improved passenger experience
Creating a renewed sense of arrival for the around 34 million visitors and residents per year to the station and an improved pedestrian experience around the station