London Underground is asking the public to take part in a consultation on the possibility of a development above South Kensington station.
LU say a potential residential development “could fund station improvements” and allow it to implement measures to reduce congestion.
Proposals include lift from a new Thurloe Street entrance into an enlarged ticket hall, as well as new stairs and a lift to the District and Circle line platforms.
LU says the existing arcade, listed shop fronts and northern and southern entrances would all be retained.
Richard Parry, LU’s Deputy Managing Director, said: “Creating a modest development above South Kensington station has been a long-time aspiration and we have worked hard to devise a proposal that will benefit the area whilst remaining sensitive to local residents’ concerns.
“This will allow us to carry out much needed station improvements including lifts to provide step-free access to the District and Circle line platforms, an enlarged ticket hall and new stairs to cope with the ever increasing number of visitors to the area.
“We do not have the money for these improvements without a developer paying for it.”
Further details are available on Transport for London’s website