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Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment

Stratford Station


Concourse spanning the tracks through the station
Stratford Station is a new surface level building comprising 4000m2 of internal accommodation, concourse and subways.

It serves as a terminus for the new Jubilee Line Extension to the London Underground. The building replaces a below ground station that served four separate lines: the North London overland rail service, which runs roughly north-south parallel to the Jubilee Line between Canning Town and Stratford; London Underground’s Central Line which runs east-west; the Great Eastern mainline rail service to Liverpool Street Station; and the Docklands Light Railway.

The project therefore involved provision of an interchange between existing lines and the new one. The station was also intended as a catalyst to regenerate the Stratford area.

The architects designed an elegant building, rectangular in plan, with a curved roof. The envelope is substantially glazed. The interior provides concourse accommodation on two levels, and access by tunnel to the Central Line and mainline service to Liverpool Street.

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