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]
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