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Tottenham Court Road Station revamp opens

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Hawkins\Brown’s new entrance hall at Tottenham Court Road Station has opened to the public

The scheme - part of a £400 million multi-phase revamp of the station – includes new passageways, a much larger ticket hall and new escalators leading up to street level.

Detailed design of the Oxford Street entrance and concourse leading to the ticket hall was carried out by Acanthus Architects LW which has also been working on the restoration of the station’s Eduardo Paolozzi murals.

The entrance which brings passengers out to the south-west corner of Tottenham Court Road is the first of three planned new entrances set to open. Another by Stanton Williams has yet to complete.

The practice has been working at the station since 1992 when it drew up plans for an entrance hall under a new public plaza in front of Centrepoint.

The AJ100 outfit is also working on Tottenham Court Road’s Crossrail station which is planned to open in 2018.

The new Crossrail station sits between Oxford Street to the north, Great Chapel Street to the west, Dean Street to the east and Diadem Court to the south and will link to the existing tube station, forming a 993m-long combined station that will stretch from Soho to Centre Point.

Hawkins\Brown has also picked up jobs delivering new stations at Liverpool Street, originally designed by Wilkinson Eyre, and Bond Street, first designed by John McAslan + Partners.

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  • Not very exciting I'm afraid. This just looks like every other underground station revamp.

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  • Saw it yesterday morning and was glad to see that it wasn't very exciting. I like underground stations to be spacious, clean and legible. After the exceptional Jubilee line extension stations, this seemed to be a reasonable solution good ordinary. As there is more to come it will be interesting to see how the new entrances work and the links to Crossrail are handled, so for now just happy to have a much better station.

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  • Chris Rogers

    Somewhat stunned that no Tfl announcement has been made. I think it's a shame, though, that the old Victorian shop entrance adjacent will now be closed - spent 30+ years using it.

    BTW, the only thing exceptional about the JLE is the engineering - much of the architecture is average at best, terrible at worst, and the finishes and workmanship are poor in many places.

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