Weston Williamson's design for Pudding Mill Lane is currently under construction as part of Crossrail's attempts to increase the capacity of London's transport networks
Weston Williamson is the project architect for the new Pudding Mill Lane DLR station. The station is part of Crossrail's major developments to increase the capacity of London's rail-based transport networks.
The starting point in the design process, was to conduct an analysis of the existing urban context and the proposals for the Olympic legacy masterplan. The Pudding Mill Lane area is surrounded by rivers on three sides and a railway viaduct to the north. As such the site is land locked with very few routes into and out of the area. The station site is a key location, adjacent to the only routes north into the Olympic Park beneath the railway viaduct.
The station will be the only building in this location until the Legacy masterplan develops and it is therefore critical that the station and urban design create a sense of place and can be relevant as the masterplan develops and act as a catalyst for urban regeneration.
The new 93m long DLR station is located south of, and adjacent to, the Great Eastern Main Line railway embankment and comprises a raised platform level at 7m above surface level, enclosed by a canopy which extends a further 4m above platform level. An enclosed undercroft also includes general floor-space, which can be utilized as retail space as the masterplan develops around the station.