London Bridge Station, by Grimshaw for Network Rail, has
been named Overall Winner 2018 of this year’s New London Awards.
30 projects have been announced as winners in various
categories in this year’s New London Awards at the Guildhall, attended by the
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, who gave the keynote speech. London Bridge Station
also won the the Transport & Infrastructure category and the Sustainability
The long-running project – one of the most complex and
ambitious rail station redevelopments in the UK – was praised for its
impressive scale and complexity.
The station is set to accommodate a significant increase in
passenger numbers with the addition of three ‘through’ platforms and a grand, spacious
concourse. Its impressive scale and unique heritage context have informed the
design which complements both its Victorian heritage and newer developments
such as The Shard.
Judge David Burney said London Bridge Station is a ‘truly
public project’, while Peter Murray described it as an ‘amazing piece of new
infrastructure delivered in a complex site, that is transformational for
The redeveloped station also scooped the Sustainability
Prize by implementing a thorough sustainability strategy that delivered carbon reductions
measures, such as the use of reinforcement steel with 98% recycled content
allowing 8,353 tonnes of CO2 saving. In addition, intelligent control escalators
reduce energy use during off-peak hours with annual savings of 36.46 tonnes of
CO2 and over £9,000 in operational costs.
Other local projects were commended by the judges including The
Vertical Village ‘21st Century warehouse space’, Bridge Theatre, Weston Street by
Solidspace, One Tower Bridge and the Alex Monroe Workshop on Tower Bridge Road.
Southwark Council claimed the Area Master Plan prize for their Old Kent Road
plan and also for their Peckham Levels meanwhile space partnership. Huge congratulations to everyone involved.