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Fletcher Priest wins go-ahead for trailblazing TfL arches revamp

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AJ100 practice Fletcher Priest has won approval for the first in a series of projects for Transport for London (TfL) which will redevelop disused railway arches across the capital

The two-phase proposal for Wood Lane Station, next to White City and Westfield shopping centre in west London, will open up 31 arches providing new public spaces and pedestrian links as well as creating new shops and business units.

The first stage, which is due to complete later this year, will transform 13 arches into shops and cafés, with another three knocked through to form landscaped, walkable routes. 

A later phase will create seven commercial units and a further four pedestiran links.

The practice describes the concept as an adaptable ‘kit of parts’ which can be rolled out to other sites. The design features a metal canopy that can be ‘extruded to connect arches by an internal corridor for multi-arch lets’.  

Fletcher Priest won the job – understood to be the first of four similar schemes – through competitive tender as part of the GLA/TfL Architecture, Design and Urbanism Panel (ADUP) framework.

Fletcher priest tfl arches wood land

Fletcher priest tfl arches wood land

Project data 

Location Wood Lane Station, London W12 7DS
Type of project Architecture and urban design
Client Transport for London
Architect Fletcher Priest
Landscape architect Applied Landscape Design (for Westfield), Patel Taylor (for St James Group)
Planning consultant Quod
Structural engineer YES Engineering
M&E consultant YES Engineering
Quantity surveyor Frankham Consultancy Group
Gross internal floor area 1,878m² excluding public walkway arches
Form of contract and/or procurement Design and Build
Total cost not available

Fletcher priest tfl arches wood land site view

Fletcher priest tfl arches wood land site view

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