Victory Arch Square and York Road

Our proposals would create a fantastic new public square in front of the Victory Arch and will significantly improve the pedestrian experience on York Road and towards the South Bank.

Victory Arch Square would be a new public space delivering step-free access from York Road to Waterloo Station and providing a high quality new arrival space outside Victory Arch.

While the current Elizabeth House building abuts hard against the Grade II listed Victory Arch – built in 1922 to commemorate the 585 London & South West Railway employees who lost their lives in the First World War – our proposals would complete the arch with a new western elevation and allow it to stand proud, giving it the space and exposure it deserves.

Reflecting the changes taking place at adjacent Southbank Place we also plan to make major improvements to York Road, to improve the pedestrian environment and help better connect the area. These improvements would include pavement widening to provide a more generous space, part of which will be covered under new vaulted arches.

Proposed streetscape as viewed along York Road.
Proposed streetscape as viewed along York Road.


Thanks for taking the time to find out more about our early proposals for Elizabeth House. We would really like your feedback and would be grateful if you could please fill in the form below:

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Do you have any comments on our plans for new public spaces at the lower levels, including Victory Arch Square, the Waterloo Curve, the new public space between York Road and the Waterloo Curve, and the Garden Promenade?

Would you be likely to visit the Waterloo Curve and if so, would this be for eating and drinking, shopping or as a through-route to Leake Street and Lower Marsh?

Please tell us how you might use the Waterloo Curve:

We are currently thinking of a name for the new public square that links the Waterloo Curve to York Road – do you have any suggestions?

Do you support our use of the Elizabeth House site to focus on new office accommodation and job creation, together with retail and other uses on the lower levels?

How helpful did you find the information presented to you today and are there specific areas you would like more information about at our next exhibition in the autumn?

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