Moving people



Transport hubs are more than a passenger interchange with shops and a few cafés.

Today’s airports are full of travel related atmosphere and emotion; well-wishing, meeting and greeting; happiness and sadness. At times they can be stressful places and our design approach is to minimise this by striving to achieve the perfect virtuous circle of meeting both the airlines’ and the airport’s goals to deliver the optimum passenger experience.

Major rail stations have become social hubs integrated with a wider collective and metropolitan context and often more viscerally connected to our consciousness than other transport hubs. They have an accessibility and unparalleled immediacy with a focus on movement, change and commerce that can sometimes leave one at the emotional extremes.

Our rail transport hubs are often a reflection of our continuously developing social conditions and behaviours. Their increasingly important urban significance is perhaps best demonstrated at St Pancras International where as many as a fifth of all visitors are now non-travellers and the romance of rail travel is there to be experienced. It is impossible not to feel it when listening to the low hum of a Eurostar train pulling in to St Pancras whilst sitting beneath William Barlow's brilliantly restored roof of sky-blue ironwork, flanked by pristine courses of decorated red Butterley bricks.

With over 55 years’ experience designing urban public places, Chapman Taylor’s transport team has successfully delivered projects at; Heathrow, Gatwick, Dubai, Prague, Düsseldorf, St Pancras International, London Bridge and King's Cross. Our collaborative design approach brings together a range of key specialisms, either in house or in association with partners, to provide the appropriate design skills required to fulfil all the necessary operational requirements of these increasingly complex schemes and to create integrated and successful urban transport environments.

Our transport hubs are a reflection of social conditions and behaviours and these are forever changing. Through good design and conscientious stewardship they continue to enrapture us and remain apposite.

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