Corstorphine + Wright are converting the lower levels of the former Waterloo International Terminal into retail and leisure uses to create a vibrant new destination at the heart of the UK’s busiest train station.
The new proposals will provide the opportunity to reuse an award-winning building which has been closed since Eurostar services moved to St Pancras in 2007, and will deliver modern retail and station facilities to complement the existing facilities at Waterloo International.
Corstorphine + Wright were appointed by LCR who are promoting the project, working closely with the Department for Transport and Network Rail.
The site comprises former Eurostar departures, arrivals and car parking levels. These proposals sit alongside Network Rail’s plans to enhance capacity at Waterloo Station by bringing disused platforms back into regular use.
Our design also strategy seeks to activate redundant street frontages and improve the public realm and connectivity. We will create a distinct and visually attractive environment by introducing features such as ceilings with glass sculptures, glass shop frontages that draw pedestrians through the site and feature lighting and timber slats which expose and celebrate the concrete soffit of the building. New signage will also be introduced to create a distinct and visually clear environment and aid way finding.
A central part of the scheme will be the creation of links to other new key developments which are playing a central role within the regeneration of the area, such as Leake Street Arches.