London Bridge Station
London Bridge Station for long has been the poor relation of the London railway termini – the product of several railway companies with any number of later extensions and alterations; the jumble is at last being redesigned as a new station by Grimshaw Architects with the retained listed Grade II frontages being cleaned and repaired under the direction of Insall. These unique polychromatic frontages were designed by Charles Henry Driver (1832-1900), a Victorian architect noted for his brickwork and ornamental ironwork, encountered by us previously at Crossness Pumping Station. The façades at London Bridge had been deteriorating over a long period necessitating major works of cleaning, replacement and consolidation with several different methods of cleaning used as appropriate to the levels of pollution and different materials used in the original build, all of which will transform these frontages from decaying, run down and partly derelict vacant arches into high profile accommodation for new retail uses.
Grimshaw Architects on behalf of London Bridge Station Redevelopment Consortium