Elizabeth Line’s Bond Street station opens in London
John McAslan + Partners/WSP
John McAslan + Partners & WSP celebrate major infrastructure project completion
The new Bond Street station on the Elizabeth line has opened in London. Two colonnaded station entrances on Hanover Square and Davies Street designed by Tenderstream member John McAslan + Partners and engineers WSP will accommodate nearly 140,000 Elizabeth line journeys daily through the newly opened station, allowing direct access to the West End from outside the capital.
A work of intricate transport infrastructure and engineering, the new station connects the Elizabeth line below ground to the platforms of London Underground’s existing Central and Jubilee lines. Above ground, it is a part of an urban redevelopment that includes new mixed-used buildings rising above the two new entrances.
The entrances play a key role in an updated Mayfair streetscape, responding to the character of their immediate surroundings. The Hanover Square entrance exhibits Georgian proportions and is faced in Portland stone, whilst the Davies Street entrance responds to a local vernacular of sandstone and red brick established by the period style of Victorian and Edwardian architecture. Spaces between columns along the stations’ colonnades are filled with glazed window panels or bronze-framed ventilation panels and grille doors. Three installations by British artist Darren Almond have been sited permanently as part of the Elizabeth Line’s art programme.
Colin Bennie, John McAslan + Partners’ head of transport, said: “Bond Street Station will be one of the busiest on the Elizabeth Line, providing a significant new gateway for those travelling to London’s West End. It was therefore important to create legible entrances while establishing a compelling narrative with the existing physical and cultural character of the area, referencing local material and form. We also wanted to lift the user experience through the use of daylight, generous linked spaces and the integration of artwork, maximising visibility and creating connections. We have achieved these ambitions with the expert and discreet engineering design of our partners WSP."
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