[FIRST LOOK] These images show the latest designs for the £15.9 billion Crossrail project’s eight new central London stations
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, unveiled the visuals as part of the opening of a new Crossrail stations exhibition running until 8 December at the Building Centre on Store Street.
Architects working on the project include: John McAslan + Partners, Atkins, BDP, Grimshaw, Wilkinson Eyre, Foster + Partners and Weston Williamson.
Johnson said: ‘As Crossrail moves from the drawing board to reality we can see the breathtaking benefits it will bring to our city and I’m thrilled Londoners can finally see designs of the world-class stations that we will construct.
‘When complete they will run east to west in a solid backbone of quality infrastructure and style.’
Rail Minister Theresa Villiers added: ‘These designs provide a glimpse of the impressive new buildings that will welcome passengers to the heart of our capital.
‘Crossrail will enable passengers to arrive at their destinations in less time and more comfort. It will create thousands of jobs and potentially generate up to £50bn for the UK’s GDP.
‘We are working hard to make sure that the new railway offers the best possible value for money.’
Crossrail central London stations design teams
- Bond Street - WSP; John McAslan + Partners/PLP Architecture
- Canary Wharf – Canary Wharf Group; Arup; Foster + Partners; Adamsons Associates; Gillespies
- Custom House – Arup; Atkins; Allies & Morrison
- Farringdon – Scott Wilson; Aedas; Burns & Nice
- Liverpool Street – Mott MacDonald, Wilkinson Eyre; Urban Initiatives
- Paddington – Scott Wilson, Weston Williamson; Gillespies
- Tottenham Court Road – Arup; Atkins; Hawkins Brown
- Whitechapel – Hyder; BDP
- Line-wide identity / common architectural components – Grimshaw; Atkins; GIA Equation