Canada Water London, Southwark Bus Station, Underground, Tube Stop
Canada Water Station Building
Jubilee Line Building in south east London, England, UK
23 Jun 2007
Canada Water Station
Photos © Adrian Welch, Jun 2007
Canada Water Underground Station:
Canada Water – Bus Station, Southwark, south London
Design: Eva Jiricna Architects Ltd
Canada Water Library, off Surrey Quays Road, Rotherhithe, southeast London
Design: Piers Gough, architect (CZWG)
Canada Water – Masterplan, southeast London
Design: Stephen Hodder Architects
Canada Water Bus Station designers : Eva Jiricna Architects
Canada Water station is a London Underground and London Overground station in Rotherhithe, in south London, UK. It takes its name from Canada Water, a lake which was created from a former dock in the London Docklands.
The station is located on the Jubilee Line between Bermondsey and Canary Wharf stations and on the London Overground between Rotherhithe and Surrey Quays stations, and provides an interchange point between the two lines. It is in Travelcard Zone 2.
London Overground services commenced on the East London Line on 27 April 2010, as the replacement extension of the historic tube line.
Canada Water was originally intended to be a stop on the aborted Fleet Line Extension to Thamesmead. The extension was never built, but Canada Water became the only projected Fleet Line Extension station to be realised on the Jubilee Line Extension.
The station is a wholly new building on a derelict site formerly occupied by Albion Dock, part of the old Surrey Commercial Docks. The station was one of the first designed for the Jubilee Line Extension. Construction began in 1995. It was opened on 19 August 1999.
The station, which was the first to be designed in the Jubilee Line Extension project, has been described by the Hong Kong MTR’s chief architect Roland Paoletti as “the only station on the JLE that has been built to the strict engineering economies of the specification of a Hong Kong interchange station.” Above ground, its key feature is a striking glass “drum” 25m across, which covers a deep opening descending almost to the Jubilee Line platforms.
This feature was designed to allow natural light to reach deep into the station, a design principle common to many of the stations on the Jubilee Line Extension. The drum was designed and constructed by Buro Happold. It is similar to the brick drum designed by Charles Holden for Arnos Grove station on the Piccadilly Line in the 1930s.
The drum is accompanied by a glass-roofed bus station designed by Eva Jiřičná which serves as a hub for services in the Rotherhithe and Bermondsey areas. The bus station’s distinctive feature is a row of 16m-long roof spans cantilevered from a row of central columns supporting a 100m-long glass and aluminium canopy. This provides acoustic protection to the residential blocks and shelters passengers waiting below.
Civic Trust Building of the Year Award for 2000
Interchange Awards’ Medium Size Project of the Year award for 2001
Location: Canada Water Bus Station, South East London, England, UK
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