Waterloo International Terminal
9 January 2017
The redevelopment of Waterloo International Terminal is gathering pace. Currently London Waterloo is Britain’s busiest station and is forecast to grow by 40% over the next 30 years. Hence the mothballed Eurostar terminal is to be brought back into use by Network Rail and South West trains. Combined with the proposals for the adjacent Elizabeth House site the project will transform the public space at the front of the station creating a new business district and greatly improving public access.
QODA have been appointed as M&E and Public Health design consultants for the project and our work involves providing client support and monitoring for the design development of the commercial and retail space (working with the Network Rail framework consultancy team) as well as coordinating, checking and site monitoring duties on behalf of the Landlord.
The project involves the change of use of the existing Waterloo International Terminal to a mix of retail, assembly and leisure uses of circa 12,000sqft, floor space, external alterations, re-servicing and associated works, bringing the building back into full use. The target completion date is during 2019.
This development gives rise to significant and tangible benefits including a net uplift in employment with over 700 jobs and over £60 million of local investment. The redevelopment will also facilitate a significant improvement to the sites public realm and provide improved connections to Leake Street and Lower Marsh.