Acanthus LW Completes East London Train Station

13 May 2010 (Last Updated May 13th, 2010 18:30)

UK-based practice Acanthus LW Architects has completed the new Haggerston train station in London, UK. The project is part of the £1.4bn ($2bn) East London Line (ELL) upgrade project, and is being delivered for Transport for London. The sandstone-coloured concrete sta

UK-based practice Acanthus LW Architects has completed the new Haggerston train station in London, UK.

The project is part of the £1.4bn ($2bn) East London Line (ELL) upgrade project, and is being delivered for Transport for London.

The sandstone-coloured concrete station entrance canopy is made up of steel and houses the main vertical services risers and access ladders.

Internal platform routes of the structure are designed to minimise changes of direction and create circulation flows.

The platform canopies reveal tapered cantilevered ribs with frieze trunking, which are located above a glazed screen at the rear of the platforms.

Haggerston station also features a Tod Hanson-designed public artwork piece based on local-born astronomer Edmond Halley, according to architectsjournal.co.uk.