Shoreditch High Street Station

Phase 1 of the East London Line project extended the original line at its northern and southern ends. The northern extension runs from Whitechapel to Highbury & Islington, connecting with the North London Line. The project included 12km of twin track railway, four new stations and the refurbishment of eight existing stations.

We were responsible for the design of several elements of the project, including Shoreditch High Street Station, acoustic barriers and architectural input into the design of two bridges.

The station is located along a new rail viaduct constructed between Shoreditch High Street and Brick Lane on the site of the disused Bishopsgate Goods Yard. The land around the station covers 4.4 hectares and was designated for urban regeneration. It has been described as “fiendishly complicated to develop” and the station was carefully designed to facilitate these opportunities. The viaduct level platforms are fully enclosed to enable the construction of new buildings around the station. For this reason, and despite being an elevated station, it has been designed to meet underground station technical standards.


Transport Client
Transport for London

Design Stages
2007 - 2010
Scheme & Detailed Design, Construction

National Rail Awards Project of the Year
Concrete Society Civil Engineering Project of the Year
National Constructing Excellence Project of the Year
British Construction Industry Regeneration Award
Modern Railways Major Project of the Year