Award in the Landscaping Category (Natural Stone Awards 2012)
Capita Architecture, Acanthus LW & John Maine RA
Transport for London
Jordans Basebed, Jordans Whitbed, Bowers Roach, Fancy Beach Whitbed & Grove Whitbed
Scope of Project:
Ornately designed Façade to the re-design of the tube station
This £48M project provided a new copper and Portland Stone cladding canopy fronting Piccadilly providing shelter for the lift entrance and a new staircase.
The planning approval process involved collaboration with artist John Maine RA whose work is featured in relief on the Portland Stone cladding and granite paving to the Piccadilly area of the project. The work focuses on the geology of the Portland Stone cladding and setting of the station in the natural environment of Green Park.
A total of 63 Tube stations are now step-free from street to platform level. Art on the Underground has commissioned artist John Maine RA to create a new artwork which forms part of the station structure for passengers to enjoy.