Building Tour: London Bridge Station with Grimshaw

Join us for a tour of the newly completed London Bridge Station.


11:00am, Saturday, 14 September 2019


02:00pm, Saturday, 14 September 2019

Tour Guide:

Mark Middleton

Stuart Grahn


Duration: 1.5 hours


1st Tour: 11:00 - 12:30

2nd Tour: 12:30 - 14:00

Start: London Bridge Station

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Join Mark Middleton, Partner at Grimshaw, and Stuart Grahn, Associate Principal at Grimshaw, for a tour of the recently completed London Bridge station. Grimshaw were appointed in 2010 to redesign a world class station befitting its location and status. Construction began in 2012 and the station was opened in 2018 transformed without disruption to usual station operations.

The new station is designed to accommodate over 90 million passengers per year in a new expansive street level concourse – larger than the football pitch at Wembley stadium - which links two communities in Southwark for the first time since Victorian times.

Beneath the tracks, a grand street-level space that humanises journeys through its naturally lit concourse filtered through voids in the platforms above, flanked by timber lined soffits providing visual softness and warmth to the space.

The new concourse cut through the existing brick viaducts is connected to the Underground station by the shop lined Western Arcade, historically a site of an market when the station was first built. This link has been extended to over three times its original length with board marked concrete quadripartite arches inspired by the original brick arches whilst referencing the rich brutalist heritage of the South Bank.

London Bridge station has been nominated for the RIBA Stirling Prize.


Tour Guide:

Mark Middleton

Mark Middleton is a Partner at Grimshaw. Since he joined the practice in 1996, Mark has worked predominantly on the completion of large-scale projects that successfully resolve the competing demands of complex technical requirements and stakeholder aspirations. He is currently working on several projects which span the breadth of the transport sector, both nationally and internationally, such as master planning High Speed Rail stations and their associated over-site developments, as well designing new stations at London Bridge and Reading. Mark led teh concept design for Southern Cross Station in Melbourne, Australia, which won the 2007 Lubetkin Prize.

Stuart Grahn

Stuart Grahn is Associate Principal at Grimshaw, and senior member of the architectural leadership team for the design of London Bridge Station.