The redevelopment honoured the station’s Victorian heritage via the restoration of the Grade 1 listed station facade, train shed and ticket hall while at the same time creating a 5,000m² concourse with integrated transport links with both domestic and international routes.
The redevelopment of the station and expansive concourse has created new retail and restaurant units. The open piazza at the front of the station is larger than Leicester Square.
Working on behalf of Network Rail, Power On has constructed and installed a 5.5Mva electrical supply for the scheme, which included a twin circuit, 4km, off-site cable route through London, crossing a rail bridge and various other Network Rail structures, terminating on site into a multi-panel 11kv switchboard. Power On also provided additional back-up supplies for the scheme. As the site crosses two boroughs, Camden and Islington, this work also involved negotiation with two local authorities.