The arches are situated along Paradise Row within the area known as “The Civic Quarter”. Paradise Row is a cobbled street which has visibility from Bethnal Green Underground station and views across gardens to Bethnal Green Park and beyond.
Major refurbishment of a large run of double height Railway Arches creating mixed hub of Arts, performance with Artisan food / drink at the heart of the Union Yard Community.
Grade I listed Paddington Lawn was extensively remodelled and renovated, to provide passengers with better retail choices and a greater number food and drink outlets.
Complete Refurbishment of Concourse Retail for Network Rail
Robinson Kenning & Gallagher were appointed by Balfour Beatty to provide Grip 4 to 8 multi-discipline design and technical site support for the complete refurbishment of the Station retail including provision for a new 1,200m² mezzanine floor - the latter to facilitate a selection of dining outlets and customer seating areas.
Detailed design development included: consideration for shopper and passenger movement between the new mezzanine and existing Station facilities, the declutter of the Station concourse and the conversion of the existing piazza and food court areas.
Sited over the main Station concourse and busy LUL escalators, working alongside the live Station environment, the passenger safety and continuity of Station operations was paramount. In total fifteen new retail units were provided as part of the refurbishment scheme.
Project Value: £9m
OTHER RETAIL CASE STUDIES:
Robinson Kenning & Gallagher were approached by Network Rail to develop proposals for the longest retail balcony in the UK station history as part of the £25M improvement scheme at Waterloo station.
RKG were appointed by Network Rail to prepare feasibility to tender proposals for a new two storey retail unit in between two working platforms at the centre of London’s busiest terminal.