Creating a vibrant new hub
Dalston Junction station sits behind Kingsland Road in a disused railway cutting and had been non-operational since the 1980s. The new station not only required reconfiguration and updating for the East London Line services but was to be situated under a new mixed-use residential development, incorporating shops, a new public square and providing a key interchange with the bus station.
We worked in close collaboration with the over-site developers, as well the engineers, contractors and other key stakeholders to ensure that our station design met both the technical and aesthetic requirements for this new line. Having inherited a feasibility design to develop, we uncovered a number of spatial and technical short-comings that we were able to address. For example the drawings provided showed only 13 operational rooms where in fact 26 were needed.
We produced a workable alternative layout within the agreed limits of operation that didn’t impact on the delivery programme enabling the station to open ahead of schedule.
The entrance and ticket hall are at street level opening onto the new landscaped public square. We were able to incorporate retail units into the station arches adjacent to the entrance to further enhance the station’s urban realm activity and connection to the local town centre.
ICE Award – Greatest Contribution to London
ICE Award – Community Award
Hackney Design Award – Commendation