St Pancras International Location City: London, UK

Sectors:
Retail, Transportation
Services:
Masterplanning, Architecture, Interiors
Studios:
London
Client:
LCR, Eurostar, URN.

Certifications:

New shops, cafés and bars – all sensitively integrated into a new two-level concourse area

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Key Info

Includes:
Station renovation to add 62 shops, 15 bars/restaurants and 6 additional platforms
Area:
8,176m² GLA
Cost:
£50m
Completed:
2007

A sensitive, heritage renovation of an iconic Grade 1 listed Victorian station

St. Pancras International is home to High Speed 1 and the Eurostar, serving the South East and linking the UK to the continent by high speed rail. It also provides a critical commuting hub encompassing London Underground, Thameslink and East Midlands Trains serving London and the Midlands.

With 40 million people passing through the station every year, the wider retail and F&B offer combined with the renovation of the St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel has created a significant transportation-led mixed-use hub serving the new King's Cross business district as well as visitors to the UK.

Under-croft vaults used for retail

The new shops and cafés occupy what was formerly a Victorian store for beer brewed in the Burton on Trent breweries. Within the Grade 1 listed building, Chapman Taylor created a timeless design by exposing the original brick arches to the former beer vaults within new fully glazed shopfronts. By opening the platform level to expose the under-croft a new naturally lit, main concourse is revealed and acts as the main thoroughfare connecting each of the transport nodes. The cafés and bars on the main concourse connect via escalators and lifts to the hotel and restaurants at the platform level providing intuitive connectivity throughout the public areas. 

Opened by Her Majesty, The Queen, in 2007

High-quality station retail integrated within the historic building fabric

The railway terminus has reinvented itself as a shopping and dining destination within London which, over its 2 level concourse, provides a vibrant and eclectic mix of gastronomic and retail experiences, all within an historic setting in one of the great internal spaces in the capital.

Chapman Taylor designed all the new commercial and public concourse areas within the station. As part of the approvals required from English Heritage and Camden Council, they also created design standards for the commercial signage and retail fascias.

For more information please contact:

Peter Farmer
Director (London) 
T: +44 (0) 20 7371 3000 
Epfarmer@chapmantaylor.com

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