Grimshaw commissioned to develop Waterloo Station masterplan
Firm selected to shape vision for UK’s busiest transport hub
Tenderstream member Grimshaw has been commissioned by Lambeth Council and Network Rail to develop a masterplan for Waterloo Station, which will set the vision for the U.K.’s busiest transport hub. The aim is to develop a cohesive programme to enhance the experience of the 100 million passengers that pass through the station each year, together with the regeneration of the surrounding public realm.
The masterplan will draw on the rich commercial and cultural history of the area, while offering renewed connections to London’s Southbank, The Cut, Waterloo Road, Lower Marsh, and Leake Street. It will also support Lambeth Council’s commitment to a sustainable future for London, providing new routes for walking and cycling alongside the enhancement of existing routes. It is hoped that the redevelopment will incentivise active travel and reduce reliance on motor vehicle journeys.
Kirsten Lees, Managing Partner and project lead for Grimshaw, said: “The Waterloo masterplan comes at a critical moment in the future of London. Infrastructure not only needs to connect people and communities economically and socially but also has a greater responsibility to create a more equitable, mobile and sustainable future. We are incredibly excited to work with Lambeth and Network Rail to bring this to the wider plans for Waterloo and transform the area into a truly civic hub.”
Grimshaw is working with WSP, Gbolade Design Studio, Exterior Architecture, Hatch, Iceni, Turner & Townsend and Savills to develop the Waterloo Station vision over the next nine months.
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This tender was first published by Tenderstream on 21.01.2022 here