St Pancras International Location City: London, UK

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

VIEWS:  17843
Masterplanning, Retail, Transportation
LCR, Eurostar, URN.


Key Info

Station renovation to add 62 shops, 15 bars/restaurants and 6 additional platforms
8,176m² GLA
Completed in 2007

Map Location

A sensitive, heritage renovation of a beautiful 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.

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.

Undercroft 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 undercroft, 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 two-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, we also created design standards for the commercial signage and retail fascias

In 2016, Chapman Taylor undertook a review of the existing Eurostar passenger environment


Winner - RIBA Regional Awards 2008
Winner - RIBA Regional Awards 2008
Winner - RIBA 2008 London and English Heritage Award for a Building in an Historic Context
Winner - RIBA 2008 London and English Heritage Award for a Building in an Historic Context
All awards
caret-down-skewed caret-down-thin caret-down caret-left-thick caret-left-white caret-left caret-right-thick caret-right-white caret-right caret-up chinese cross download english facebook grid instagram linked-in list mail map pinterest play-button reset search-nobg search-square share twitter views wechat youtube