Waterloo Station is getting a flashy revamp.
Lambeth Council have awarded planning permission to a project from London and Continental Railways (LCR), the Department of Transport and Network Rail that will bring the former Eurostar terminal back to life after a decade.
There will be 135,000 square feet of office space with high street food and clothing stores in new retail shops, spread across three floors.
LCR said it is aiming to match the quality of St Pancras International Station with the new offer at Waterloo. It said the development will create around 700 new jobs, as well as hundreds more during the construction of the new shopping destination.
There was a public consultation on the plans between March and April this year, and LCR said the response from the public showed strong support for Waterloo Station's expansion.
The restoration is part of National Rail's Wessex Capacity Improvement Programme, which is the biggest increase in capacity at Waterloo for decades.
Domestic services will be able to run from platforms 20 through 24, and there will be new facilities, a new track and updated signalling and layout.