Crossrail Art Programme at Ealing Broadway

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-02-26
Session date: 
February 26, 2014
Reference: 
2014/1166
Question By: 
Onkar Sahota
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Will the Mayor work to ensure Ealing Broadway, the largest suburban rail station on the future Crossrail line, can also obtain a world-classartistic legacy through the Crossrail Art Programme, and will he instruct Crossrail to secure such a legacy at this station?

Answer

Answer for Crossrail Art Programme at Ealing Broadway

Answer for Crossrail Art Programme at Ealing Broadway

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The Crossrail Art Programme covers 8 of the brand new stations being built along the route - Paddington, Bond Street, Tottenham Court Road, Farringdon, Liverpool Street, Whitechapel, Canary Wharf and Custom House. It is only at these new stations that the artwork will be able to be fully integrated into the station design. Additionally, using stations in the key tourist destinations of the West End and financial centres means the Art Programme will enhance London's standing as a global city.

As the Crossrail Art Programme is not funded from the £14.8 billion funding envelope, funding is being sought from private sector sponsors, which is being match funded by the City of London Corporation for these 8 stations only, in an agreement reached in early 2014.

Crossrail will undoubtedly leave a lasting cultural legacy for London, from its art programme through to exciting urban realm designs, and I have asked the Crossrail team to meet you to discuss how this legacy will benefit communities across the line, including Ealing Broadway.