Tottenham_Court_Road_Station_LU_Architecture_&_Design_1 Tottenham_Court_Road_Station_LU_Architecture_&_Design_2 Tottenham_Court_Road_Station_LU_Architecture_&_Design_3 Tottenham_Court_Road_Station_LU_Architecture_&_Design_4 Tottenham_Court_Road_Station_LU_Architecture_&_Design_5 Tottenham_Court_Road_Station_LU_Architecture_&_Design_6
Architecture & Design

Tottenham Court Road Station, London Underground

Since 2007 I have been involved in the transformation of Tottenham Court Road Station for London Underground and designed by Hawkins\Brown Architects. The brief was to create a new ticket hall (six times larger than the existing one), create a step free access to the platforms and modernize the exiting operational assets all whilst keep the station open to the public. The station lies within the two London Boroughs of Westminster and Camden and for the duration of the 8-year construction programme the team had to ensure that 100,000 passengers could safely use the station. The project was collaboration between several Architects, Hawkins\Brown, Acanthus LW as well as Stanton Williams who developed the designs for the Plaza entrances.

One of the most notable features of the station is its in-situ artwork. Infamous for the mosaic applied pop art images created in 1982 by Eduardo Paolozzi we were asked by Art on the Underground to restore the works where possible and collaborate with the French minimalist Daniel Buren on a new in-situ works. Along with the re-location of works by the artist Mark Wallinger, Tottenham Court Road station is known to have the greatest number of permanent in-situ art works on the LU network. The project was a major success and was awarded the winner of the BCIA major projects.


Images courtesy of Hawkins\Brown Architects

  • Date

    June 1, 2016

  • Client

    Transport for London


They Say