To compliment the well know charm and diversity of London's East End, TFL have opened to the public Whitechapel Station. SAS are pleased to have collaborated with the projects architect and main contractor. The station features a range of SAS's ceiling solutions that add to the aesthetic and ambience of the new transport hub.
Walking through the refurbished Victorian era entrance, the commuter is greeted by a sweeping curved canopy. The feature ceiling is comprised of SAS750 tubeline anodised in four different shades of bronze. The unique feature ceiling sails above the concourse and is a signature statement of architectural intent.
Designed by BDP to be an open-air canopy, the curved structure is exposed to the elements and a now unpredictable ever-changing climate. The solution, developed by SAS, to ensure this product has a long lifespan was to use anodised aluminium which provides a durable and versatile product.
“At the outset of the project our architectural team at BDP and the engineers at Arcadis worked really hard to challenge the received thinking about what the project was going to be” - Peter Jenkins, Station Architect BDP*.
Travelling on down to platform level, visitors will walk under SAS's 330 Secure, which was selected specifically for its acoustic, performance, safety and security features. SAS330 Secure is designed primarily for transport environments. The product is weather resistant, accessible and meets the stringent design life that Crossrail Stations required.
SAS worked collaboratively with principal contractor BBMV. The JV was made up of Balfour Beatty, Morgan Sindall and Vinci. The engineering and construction of Whitechapel Station presented a hugely complex and challenging project for the JV and their supply chain partners. SAS are proud to have worked harmoniously with the stakeholder team.
The new station and Elizabeth Line service is a significant addition to the community, transport network and urban realm. Commuters and visitors alike will enjoy the openness, ambience and ease of using this modern station.
* Crossrail Project YouTube channel - 'Design & Architecture: Whitechapel Elizabeth line station'.
Infrastructure - Rail
Balfour Beatty Morgan Sindall Vinci JV
SAS750, SAS330 Secure