Originally built in 1836, London Bridge’s mainline station is one of the oldest in the world. As the city’s fourth busiest station, it is undergoing a major £1b upgrade giving commuters more space, improved services and a better connected, accessible station.
Grimshaw Architects has been appointed to mastermind the redevelopment. They engaged SAS Special Projects having previously experienced their expertise when collaborating on major transportation projects such as Heathrow Airport.
As part of the upgrade, SAS Special Projects has designed and installed three key architectural metalwork systems:
1,300 m2 (approx.) of aluminium PPC panels to the outside of the stairs, escalators and entrance soffits
2,200 m2 of stainless steel panels to escalators, shopfronts and interfaces with concrete panels in the central London railway link.
500 m2 of anodised aluminium panels to the external soffit and column infills of the main station entrance, additionally around the entrance gates, ladder access rooms and façade cladding to the internal elevation of the main entrance
The transformation of the station includes a large new concourse, several new platforms and a retail area. SAS Special Projects’ installations to the escalators, stair cladding, retail units and soffit panels feature across each.
The first and second phases of the project have now been completed. SAS is currently in the final phase of works which has commenced. All upgrade works are planned for completion in 2018.
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