Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment
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.