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Pudding Mill Lane Station

Pudding Mill Lane Station

Location:
London, United Kingdom
Services:
Full architectural design services
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The new DLR station at Pudding Mill Lane was key to executing the Olympic Legacy Masterplan, and an enabler for the Elizabeth Line’s eastern portal. Our design delivered a simple, elegant building that is a new benchmark for future DLR station design. It forms the focal point of the area and has acted as a catalyst for regeneration. 

Planning for future demand

The new DLR station will be required to fulfil many functions as its locality changes and grows. Acting as a catalyst for urban growth, the station plays a central role in the wider development of the public realm and is both an entrance and exit point for the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and its facilities. It was critical that the station and urban realm were designed together as an integrated and flexible proposal.

Weston Williamson + Partners has produced a simple, elegant and well-coordinated design that Crossrail is proud to have delivered at Pudding Mill Lane. We believe the Station provides a strong and integrated addition to the regeneration legacy of the Olympic Park and provides DLR users with a high quality passenger environment and the Operator with a station he can manage and maintain efficiently and effectively.

Julian Robinson, Head of Architecture Crossrail ​

Built-in flexibility

We designed-in flexibility to Pudding Mill Lane station, presenting an elegant structure that works both now and in the future. It is the first DLR station with such in-built passive provision.

Precast brick panels that form the exterior of the station undercroft can be peeled back and replaced with an active street frontage and 1,000m2 of retail space. Space for additional escalators and lifts is already provided in the station, hidden from public view but ready when demand requires without costly alterations.

The design is driven by its context and presents a simple legible building and integrated public realm that is intuitive, safe and responds to the existing and changing context. A new station square provides a flexible space for circulation and management of large event crowds generated by the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and the London stadium. 

The station is visibly prominent presenting a strong identity on to the square. We worked closely with the client and contractor team to introduce innovative construction methods including preassembled and approved material prototypes. High quality UK based prefabricated elements reduced construction time, cost, material usage, transportation waste and delivered a minimalist, crisply detailed architectural solution. 

The new station at Pudding Mill Lane will be a great asset to commuters, local residents and to visitors to this part of the capital. With the largest capacity on the DLR network,  the station will provide excellent access for people travelling to new entertainment venues in the area and to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Rory O’Neil, DLR Director, Transport for London

Awards

AJ Architecture Awards

Building Design Architect of the Year, Infrastructure Shortlist

British Construction Industry Awards, Civil Engineering Project of the Year Shortlist 

WAN Glass Awards

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