Paddington Crossrail

London, UK

Paddington Crossrail
Title:Paddington Crossrail, London, UK
Markets:Infrastructure, Public Realm
Client:London Underground Ltd
Services:Landscape architecture
Region:United Kingdom
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The arrival of Crossrail and the reinstatement of Eastbourne Terrace and Departures Road presented an opportunity to create a new gateway and a new street for London The catalyst for the project was a requirement to move the old taxi rank on Departures Road/Eastbourne Terrace to enable the Crossrail station to be built in its place.

A massive increase in pedestrian movement and a high-quality urban realm will elevate what is currently a heavily traffic dominated, sunken and oppressive arrival space into an experience focused on efficient and memorable interchange. A spacious and inviting pedestrian experience will be established along a newly pedestrianised streetscape that will act as not only a setting befitting the Grade I listed Paddington Station, but also serve to unify the insertion of the Crossrail infrastructure within this prominent location.