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.
RKG were appointed for GRIP Stages 1-8 relating to the preparation of design, planning, detailed drawings and specification of works, Tender, site supervision and contract administration.
Refurbished arches provided 6 no. high class retail units with external forecourt seating areas within the constraints of the conversation area. RKG arranged and hosted regular formal site meetings, managed project finances and all contract variations.
Works were completed for a contract value of £1.3M.
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.
Robinson Kenning & Gallagher were approached by Network Rail to deliver the project from Grip Stage 1-8. The scheme has been nominated by NR for a RICS regeneration Award 2017. It consists of 7 no retail units; 3 arches are being used as theatre spaces, 3 as restaurants and 1 as a specialist fitness gym. The remaining 4 no. Arches are high spec BREEAM rated Very Good offices to CAT B fit out level.
RKG acting as Lead Consultant, Architects and Project Managers through the grip stages. The scheme incorporates Public feature artwork lighting Cyclorama by Artist Rachel Wilberforce and was commissioned by Network Rail in collaboration with Southwark Council, Better Bankside.
Project Value approx. £4M. The scheme is regarded as one of Network Rail Property Commercial Estates most significant projects.
Robinson Kenning & Gallagher were appointed by Balfour Beatty to provide GRIP 4-8 multi-discipline design and technical site support for the complete refurbishment of the Station retail together with provision for a new 1200m2 mezzanine floor to facilitate a selection of dining outlets and customer seating.
15 no. new retail units are provided as part of the £9M refurbishment scheme at Euston station.
Detailed design development included consideration for shopper and passenger movements between the new mezzanine & existing station facilities, together with declutter of the station concourse together with conversion of the existing piazza & food court areas. Sited over the main station concourse and busy LUL escalators, working alongside the live station environment, passenger safety & continuity of station operations has been paramount.
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.
Feasibility design included consideration for shopper and passenger movements along a new 220m length balcony, together with conversion of the whole of Network Rail first floor suite of offices, situated over the main station concourse.
RKG prepared detailed tender design for all areas of the retail units, public balcony and concourse alterations together with the introduction of a two storey retail unit & elevated wraparound cocktail bar. The new balcony substantially improves pedestrian flow and rail experience for 300,000 passengers per day whilst providing a shopping destination with over 55,000sqft of new Prime retail space. Designed with crisp and contemporary detailing, for a project value of £25M.
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.
An innovative design solution included relocating existing advertising gantry columns and amending the ticket gateline and station bin store to provide this key retail opportunity along with a much needed new separate platform staff welfare facilities building.
The awarded contractor retained RKG’s services for the construction completion including site support to provide over 750m2 of prime retail floor area accessed directly off the centre of the main concourse at Waterloo
Designed with an impactive store shopfront and contemporary blue colour banding, this retail unit does not go unnoticed in the centre of London busiest terminal. Works were completed in Dec 2010 for a value of £2.3M.
With 300,000 passengers per day crossing Waterloo’s concourse the new retail unit will see a full commercial return within 3 years.