Stratford Station\

Gateway to the Olympic park

Stratford Station, one of the busiest stations in the UK, is being overhauled as part of the ongoing regeneration of the Olympic borough.

The challenge

The capacity of Stratford Regional Station and Underground was almost doubled for the 2012 London Olympics.

In 2016 we received planning consent for a new entrance to Stratford Station on behalf of London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC). The new entrance for London Underground will be situated in the Carpenters Estate, improving transport connectivity around Stratford High Street and Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park as part of providing the infrastructure to enable significant development in the area.

The big idea

Stratford Station is a major transport interchange serving the Central Line, Jubilee Line, Network Rail, DLR, bus, taxi, cycle routes and is set to be home to Stratford Crossrail station in 2017.

Our previous major refurbishment works included widening and extending existing platforms, a new westbound platform and ticket hall for the Central line and making the whole station fully accessible with new lifts and underground passages.

Colour and super graphics were introduced to help orientate people round the station. Space was provided for Art on the Underground to display art works.

The popularity of Stratford Station continues to increase as the Westfield Shopping Centre reaches its potential and the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is developed as a residential and business district.

New carpenters entrance

Our latest scheme will see the transformation of the external space from an ad hoc car park into vibrant public realm integrated with the station concourse, alongside new lifts that allow step-free access throughout the station and the revitalisation and extension of a disused subway for better integration of rail, tube and DLR services.

“With the new Carpenters entrance, we are building on the aspiration to deliver a world-class station that stitches Stratford Station into the growing communities it serves, through well-considered public realm.”

Harbinder Birdi Partner, Head of Infrastructure & Transport

Project Summary

Project Team

Original works Engineer: Jacobs
Carpenters Entrance Engineer: Mott MacDonald


  • BD Architect of the Year Awards 2016 - Infrastructure - Winner

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