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Aecom puts offsite construction front and centre for Essex station design

by Sion Geschwindt
Aecom puts offsite construction front and centre for Essex station design

Aecom has announced that offsite construction will be a key component of designs for the new Stanford-le-Hope railway station in Essex.

Thurrock Council is working with VolkerFitzpatrick, Aecom, Network Rail and c2c to deliver the new station scheme with enabling works commencing this year.

New designs revealed by the council this week feature two new entrance structures with barrier-free spaces, ticket offices and a retail grab & go provision.

The canopy structures with their translucent roof panels have been designed to “create airy well-lit concourse spaces underneath that are easy to navigate and provide a seamless sequence of passenger experiences from journey planning to arrival, ticketing, waiting and boarding”.

Shadi Shekarrizi, Aecom rail director, said: “We will be looking into offsite construction methods to reduce the time required on site, and the amount of disruption and track or station possessions.”

To minimise the impact on the environment, customer areas will be naturally ventilated and make maximum use of daylight. During the hours of darkness, “intelligent” LED lighting systems will be used throughout the station to reduce energy consumption and control light spillage.

Erik Behrens, the architect for the station and design practice director at AECOM, said: “We designed the station in a way which provides delight and a high-quality experience to the user.

“Its modern canopy structures lend the station a visual prominence and character that is open and all inviting.

“The new station will not only enhance all passenger experiences and safety, it will furthermore create a new gateway and communal space which holds the potential of becoming a catalyst for future developments in its surroundings.”

Image: Artist’s impression of the revamped Stanford-le-Hope station

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