London Bridge Train Station wins three prestigious RIBA Stirling architecture awards 2019.

London Bridge is the UK’s fourth busiest station, and has undergone a complete transformation to become a station fit for the 21st century says Network Rail.

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Inside London Bridge Station (photograph from BBC news website)

The new station was designed with more space and easier connections to other rail services and the underground. This is to help with expected passenger growth in the foreseeable future.

There is now a new spacious concourse level which enables passengers to access all the platforms from one place. There are also new entrance and exits providing better routes to and from the station.

The £1 billion redevelopment of the Network Rail train station resulted in London Bridge Station winning awards for top architecture award, RIBA building of the year award and AJ100 building of the year award.

The station re-opened in May last year following the £1 billion transformation as part of the Government sponsored Thameslink Programme, which took five years to build.

The judges of the award said the station’s building “significantly improves the experience of those who use it daily.”

The new Western Arcade, which connects the station to the Underground, demonstrates the sensitive reuse of the original Victorian railway arches. Modern interventions and clutter have been kept to a minimum, and new arches have been created in concrete to show the difference between old and new.

The project was implemented in phases and skillfully designed, allowing for everything to be delivered on time and stay within the budget while keeping disturbance to passengers to a minimum.

The largest street level concourse in the UK was built, work also included a major track upgrade, a new rail underpass on the approach to the station and platform widenings and extensions, all of which means 30% more trans can use the station than before.

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