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Paddington Station Building

Commercial Office Development London, west London design by Grimshaw, England, UK

13 Aug 2012

Paddington Station Building

Grimshaw submits proposals for over-site development in Paddington

Design: Grimshaw

Grimshaw has submitted a planning application on behalf of Crossrail for an over-site development next to Paddington Station. This major commercial office development is situated above the Hammersmith & City and Circle Line stations, and the new taxi facility, delivered by Crossrail as part of their Paddington Integrated Project. In addition to office proposals, the scheme includes a new entrance to the underground and mainline stations, as well as a new public lift and stair between the Grand Union Canal and Bishop’s Bridge.

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The scheme’s main office reception is housed in a double-height space that faces onto the canal towpath. A glazed lift core on the west facade provides access from reception to the 15 office floors above. A grand colonnade is proposed along the canal frontage on the north of the building, behind which sits the station entrance, office entrance, and retail provision. The southern building edge is stepped out at high level, supported on a trussed frame transfer structure above the primary taxi route into Paddington Station.

The building facades are divided into three-storey bays, with the southern, western, and eastern facades incorporating vertical solar-shading louvres. The louvres are rotated along the length of the facade, and staggered between bays to provide a strong graphic pattern and play of shadow across the facade.

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Grimshaw Associate Director Declan McCafferty said; ‘We are delighted to be working once again with Crossrail on what is an exciting and challenging project. We have utilised all of our experience in both the commercial and transport sectors to create a scheme which will provide significant public realm improvements, while integrating the new station entrance and taxi ramp into a coherent and dramatic piece of commercial architecture.’

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