New Images Of Redesigned Whitechapel Station

Dean Nicholas
By Dean Nicholas Last edited 92 months ago
New Images Of Redesigned Whitechapel Station
The northern entrance to the station
The northern entrance to the station
Whitechapel's East London line platforms
Whitechapel's East London line platforms
Aerial view of the station
Aerial view of the station
Entering from the west, the District and Hammersmith & Circle lines below
Entering from the west, the District and Hammersmith & Circle lines below

The architects behind the redesign for Whitechapel Station, mandated by the arrival of Crossrail seven years hence, have released new pictures of the scheme. The most significant news: it's a heckuva lot cheaper.

BDP, the firm behind the build, have reoriented the main entrance onto Whitechapel Road (earlier designs moved it to a side street), retaining the existing station building, and abandoned plans for a tunnel directly linking the street with the Crossrail platforms, which will be located to the north of the existing station.

The station's existing footbridge will be completely rebuilt, with a partially glazed roof that swoops overhead allowing plenty of natural light into the complex, and linking to a new entrance to the station on the northern approach. The changes will shave £30 million off the station's original price tag, and should result in less disruption for local residents.

Main construction is due to start in 2014, with Crossrail service commencing 2017.

Last Updated 23 June 2010

joann fabrics

you should see Whitechapel Station