Work on Weston Williamson + Partner’s Barking Riverside Station reached a major milestone this month with the installation of the station box glazed façade, comprising of impressive 6.6m high glass panels that provide panoramic views across the Thames and future developments. The glazed façade can now be viewed in line with the perforated weathering steel cladding (completed in December 2020), which compliments the transparency of the glass façade and showcases the station’s inner workings and celebrates engineering ingenuity of the viaduct structure.
At ground level the curtain walling is currently under construction. The system combines aluminium vertical fins, backed with translucent glass in private spaces and clear glass in public areas such as the retail units.
Working with Arcadis and the Morgan Sindall VolkerFitzpatrick Joint Venture, the construction of the station and viaducts has progressed significantly on-site during the last year.
Due to be completed in 2022, the station will sit at the centre of one of Europe’s largest brownfield sites and the end of the 4.5km extension of the Gospel Oak to Barking London Overground.
The arrival of new infrastructure and the station is fundamental to the broader Barking Riverside vision creating new investment homes, spaces and employment opportunities for the borough and London’s regeneration to the east.
Tony Cornell, Senior Project Manager at TfL said "The completion of the station weathering steel cladding and glazing installation, marked a significant achievement for the Project Team. The station structure now sits proud within the centre of the Barking Riverside Development and is already receiving very positive comments from the Developer and local residents. Over the Easter period, the North and South Viaduct was finally linked, by the new bridge over Choats Road. The BRE Project continues to be highlighted as one of the most successful projects within TfL Major Projects portfolio."