Articles London Bridge Station design team celebrates opening of street level concourse

The new 9,200 sq m concourse will help to ease passenger flow and includes clear visual and spatial connections to platforms and surrounding routes. The latest changes involve opening three through platforms and a significant proportion of the street level concourse with train services from Charing Cross now stopping at the station again and Canon Street services running through non-stop.

The success of the ambitious redevelopment programme, which is running to schedule, is down to a complex staging process. This involves demolishing the old platforms and the arches below and then progressively reconfiguring the tracks to construct the new station in nine stages, each stage of which must come into service before the next stage can commence.

“London Bridge Station is an iconic site both within the city’s urban fabric and its busy transport network. It’s great to see passengers using the new concourse and platforms for the first time, being guided through a station that is becoming more unified and easy to navigate with each passing milestone. The team’s vision for the redevelopment is transforming the surrounding quarter, connecting communities in the north and south, and keeping London moving. We are now looking to the finish line ahead of the official opening of the station in 2018.” Mark Middleton, Partner, Grimshaw.