Crystal Palace Station, London

Mott MacDonald

As part of Scott Brownrigg's ongoing role as technical advisor to the East London Line extension, the transport team was commissioned to develop the Crystal Palace Station enhancement works, providing various studies with a clear architectural strategy, to cater for the integration of all known future developments to the station, as well as carrying out a conservation study of the station building. This has allowed the station to transform into a transport hub without jeopardising its heritage character or its ability to remain economically sustainable and effective as a railway station for the future. The Grade II Listed Building, highlighted as the 'Jewel in the East London Line', is an important link and is significant in its contribution to English Heritage’s proposed vision for the adjacent Grade II* Listed Crystal Palace Park. The refurbishment of the existing building and forecourt areas, has restored the setting of the station, a new canopy spans the full width of the existing brick enclosing walls at platform level. Station facilities have been modernised to provide a new ticket concourse and step-free access to all operational platforms in line with 21st century rail industry standards; this also helped to maximise operational efficiency.

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