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Architecture & Design

Tottenham Court Road Station, Elizabeth Line

The Elizabeth line is now known to be one of the most successful metro lines on the network carrying over 600,000 passengers a day. Whilst at Hawkins\Brown Architects I was the principle Architect for the design and delivery of the station and our brief was to develop the designs for a new ticket hall and over-site development situated within the Historic quarters of Soho.The station building was conceived to be a modern building, with a black interior and theatrical lighting influenced by the local venues. The rear building housing the operational equipment and retail units was designed to be a modern interpretation of the Georgian town houses that once existed on the site. Above the station assets we integrated over 90 apartments.

This station functions as one of the two tickets halls that serves Tottenham Court Road Station and over 28metres below ground are 250m long platforms that connect the two station ticket halls, carrying around 200,000 a day. Crossrail commissioned the artists Douglas Gordon and Richard Wright to create permanent artworks within the station and along with the Eastern Ticket hall, It is known that at Tottenham Court Road station, there exists the greatest number of in-situ artworks on any metro station in the world.

“I spent just over ten years working with Harbinder on the design of Tottenham Court Road Elizabeth line station for which he was the Hawkins Brown Lead Architect. Harbinder was a big influence on the architectural design direction. He combed a passion for high quality design with constant promotion of inter discipline coordination leading to a highly successful design outcome.”
– Julian Robinson
Chief Architect – Crossrail


Images courtesy of Hawkins\Brown Architects

  • Date

    June 1, 2022

  • Client

    Transport for London


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