Sites around Tottenham Court Road were bought up today. Some thirteen buildings in total including, sadly, the Astoria, will be bought and demolished to make way for a comprehensive re-build of the station, transforming it into a joint Underground and Crossrail hub. The Astoria's fate has been sealed for some months, and while we're fully behind the cross-London rail project, the destruction of such a venue will be a black day for London's live music scene.
Purchase Of Crossrail Sites Begins
Last Updated 17 October 2008