Adams Plaza Bridge - Canary Wharf, London
The station design incorporates two parts - a huge 256 metre long station box sitting directly below the over site development.
The over site development, called Crossrail Plaza was opened on 1 May 2015 and includes 100,000 square feet of retail space and a roof-top park and community facility, semi-covered by an elegant timber lattice roof. The roof is made of translucent materials, letting the local community see, and encouraging them to visit, the new green space, shops, restaurants and facilities within and allowing views out over the dock, Canary Wharf and beyond.
The combined station and over site development has been likened to a ship moored in the dock, reflecting Canary Wharf’s past as the centre for global maritime commerce and its future, better integrated with the local community and the rest of London.
Access from Canary Wharf at ground level is via bridge links developed as part of the station development. From North Quay ground level access will be completed with the construction of the North Quay development. This will enable a direct link to the existing Aspen Way footbridge and from there to the DLR station and Poplar High Street.
The Station was designed in close consultation with the local community, London Borough of Tower Hamlets and CABE. Architectural and engineering firms involved in the design of the combined station/retail development include:
Canary Wharf Contractors Limited: Lead contractor for the design and construction
Tony Meadows Associates : Station design concept and operations architect
Adamson Associates : Retail mall and project executive architect
Foster and Partners : Project design architect
Arup Engineering : Structural and Building Services Consultant
Gillespies : Landscape Architect for the roof-top park