Inside Down St Underground Station. Credit: TFL
A DISUSED underground station could get a new lease of life under new plans by Transport for London (TFL)
Proposals are being invited by TFL to find new commercial uses for Down Street station, just off Piccadilly.
The little-used station on the Piccadilly Line was closed in 1932 and was for a time used by Winston Churchill and his war cabinet as a bunker.
TFL is proposing to lease out 400 square metres of space at the station as part of its drive to increase its non-fare revenue.
Graeme Craig, TfL's Director of Commercial Development, said: `The combination of space, history, and location, makes this a unique opportunity. We are looking for a partner with the imagination to see the potential here and the capability to deliver it.'
'Adjoining parts of the station are still required for running the Tube, but we will work with interested parties to ensure the commercial and operational activities can happily coexist.'
An informal Q&A is due to be held for interested parties at a Bidders's Conference on May 12th. More information about the opportunity can be found here.
Archive photo of Down Street station. Credit: London Transport Museum.