Moxon Architects has been commissioned by Transport for London (TfL) to design the new terminus for east London’s fast emerging suburb, Barking Riverside. The new station, due for completion in 2021, will extend the Gospel Oak to Barking line, playing a vital role in connecting the development to the capital, and its wider transport network. The project has received support from the Mayor of London for work to proceed.
The station will sit at the end of a 1.6km viaduct connecting to the existing Tilbury Line, to permit London Overground services to be extended from Barking Station to the Barking Riverside development. Moxon’s human scale design to this prominent piece of transport infrastructure is envisaged as a series of stainless steel panels that transition from solid to perforated, designed to accentuate the deceleration of approaching trains. All of the stations operational facilities will be accommodated within the footprint of the viaduct, and the façade cladding is proposed to extend seamlessly to platform level to provide a protective environmental barrier.
The station design features a prominent open entrance space, ticketing and information points all located at ground level. A central concourse guides customers via large stairways and lifts to the raised platform level on top of the viaduct. In addition to the terminus, the design includes a secure bike storage facility and shops facing onto newly created areas of public realm surrounding the station.
Moxon Director, Tim Murray, said: “Barking Riverside provides us with a rare opportunity, to create an entirely new terminus for a new neighbourhood in London. By incorporating public space, this station will provide for people moving to a contemporary piece of the capital.”
With planning permission for almost 11,000 new homes, as well as new schools and associated local community infrastructure, Barking Riverside is currently the largest housing development site in east London, and a cornerstone of the GLA’s London Riverside Opportunity Area.