Friday 20 June 2008 3.30pm
They are creating a new service access ramp up to the railway station level to replace the current ramp next to Southwark Towers which will be part of the construction site for the Shard.
Someone asked me about this recently and I did some searching and found the details here:
"The existing station ramp which is currently used to access the
service area will be included in the new Shard lease demise. To
enable this, a new replacement ramp will be constructed
between arches 59 to 73 on St Thomas Street
. The existing
ramp will not be demolished until this structure has been
completed, to ensure that minimal disruption is caused."
"Existing car parking from the car park at the top of
the ramp and leading to the signal box area, used by
rail staff and persons carrying out work at the station,
will be temporarily relocated within the St Thomas
Street arches. The final replacement location is also
within the St Thomas Street