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Weston Williamson to deliver Moxon’s Barking Riverside station

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London-based transport specialist Weston Williamson is to deliver the newly approved rail station at Barking Riverside, it has emerged

The practice, which is currently working on the overhauls of Paddington and Victoria stations in the capital, has effectively taken on the east London project from Moxon Architects, which lodged plans for the new-build terminus last year.

Speaking in April 2016, Moxon said the terminus was ‘envisaged as a series of stainless-steel panels that transition from solid to perforated, designed to accentuate the deceleration of approaching trains’. The submitted scheme also featured secure bike storage and shops looking onto a new public square.

After submission, it is understood that the delivery of the station project was later retendered and awarded by Transport for London to contractor Arcadis. Weston Williamson confirmed to the AJ it was now acting as architect on the scheme.

Barking Riverside station - Moxon Architects' original designs [model]

Barking Riverside station - Moxon Architects’ original designs [model]

Barking Riverside station - Moxon Architects’ original designs [model]

The proposals for the new station, together with an extension to the existing London Overground line, were given the green light last week when transport secretary Chris Grayling granted an order under the Transport and Works Act for the £263 million Barking Riverside Extension scheme.

This allows Transport for London to lengthen the London Overground line, which currently stops at Barking, to the new station at Barking Riverside, where 10,000 homes are being built.

Barking riverside tfl consultation document map 2015

Barking riverside tfl consultation document map 2015



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  • Given TfL's involvement in the questionable tendering process for the Garden Bridge, and the post-Grenfell questions now being asked about the integrity of the Design and Build route to construction procurement, it'll be interesting to see how the 'end product' at Barking Riverside compares with Moxon's intent.
    The detailed images of Moxon's proposal give a good idea of what they've designed, but it's unclear what was re-tendered - or even why - leaving the impression that Weston Williamson might be working under instruction from Arcadis, and the end product might be rather different, even if Moxon obtained detailed planning permission - which itself is unclear.

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