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Kings Cross Station, Redevelopment

The award-winning redevelopment fuses the restoration of the historic Grade I listed rail terminus with an iconic new concourse, to deliver a spectacular multi-modal transport hub.   The dramatic redevelopment of King’s Cross Station could only have been realised via the collaborative efforts of a large team of dedicated personnel.   Pascall+Watson’s involvement centred around the creation of a new semi-circular Western Concourse, three times bigger than the previous one, to sit beneath the spectacular curving latticed roof. The generous new concourse extends the station to the west of its seven Grade 1 listed buildings, (which were refurbished and redeveloped as part of the project), providing passengers with a ne... More

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Europe’s largest construction project improves connectivity across London for an estimated 200 million people a year.   The 41-station Crossrail project helps to maintain London’s position as a global city by improving urban connectivity and enabling commercial growth. The expansive scheme, which includes the new Elizabeth Line, increases passenger capacity across the capital by around 10%.   Working in collaboration with Network Rail, Pascall+Watson carried out the detailed design for all of the 13 stations along the western corridor; from Acton to Maidenhead and Heathrow.   Our work includes major new station buildings at Acton Main Line, West Ealing, West Drayton, Southall and Hayes and Harlington as well... More

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Bergen Bybanen Light Rail

The Bergen Light Rail is the first public transport system in Norway to utilise inclusive design at all levels, making the city accessible for everyone.   Bergen, on the west coast of Norway, is the country’s second largest city. The Bybanen Light Rail project constitutes the major component of the city’s 20 year investment programme to develop its public transport infrastructure and create a more sustainable network.   The scheme comprises a 7.2km extension to the existing railway line connecting Lagunen to Bergen Airport. A complex interchange, maintenance workshops and two multi-storey car parks provide the interface facilities along the route to achieve a fully integrated transport network.   One of the... More

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St Pancras International Station

The award-winning redevelopment of St Pancras International has transformed it in to an iconic gateway to Europe.   The selection of the Grade 1 listed St Pancras railway station as the new terminus for Eurostar required a highly complex programme of expansion, modernisation and restoration.   To accommodate the sleek new trains, the station was doubled in length; the concourses being extended well beyond the intricate structure of the listed Barlow Shed roof. A contemporary, minimalist ‘floating’ canopy was introduced to protect the extended platforms, creating an intriguing contrast between the old and the new.   A series of light wells were punched through the platform decks to enable natural light to pen... More

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London Bridge Station, New Concourse

The new concourse and piazza create a dynamic addition to London Bridge Quarter.   As Europe’s tallest building, The Shard has dramatically changed London’s skyline. A crucial part of the scheme centred around creating efficient connectivity to the adjacent London Bridge railway station. A collaboration between Pascall+Watson and Renzo Piano Building Workshop was established to address this issue.   The development introduces a station approach via a generous tree-lined piazza accommodating a bus station, passenger set-down areas and taxi zones. A highly transparent structure enclosing the piazza visually connects The Shard and the station, neatly resolving the interface between them by echoing the language of the... More