The restoration and modernisation of St. Pancras Station resulted in a travel hub that London can be proud of.
Helping to turn the 19th century railway station at St. Pancras into a 21st century Eurostar terminal was a huge undertaking for the contractors and architects. They turned to OAG to supply and install the impressive glass walls and balustrades in the main station and glazed shop fronts in the retail concourse below.
The building’s look combines its original raw brick finish, juxtaposed with the clean gloss of new glass and all the fittings of a modern rail terminus. But how do you install glass walls where the floors and ceilings can move up to 4cm – up, down, left or right – due to the weight of the trains thundering through it?
OAG met this challenge with design and engineering ingenuity. In the platform areas, a combination of suspended bolt-fixed glazing and cantilevered glass fins were used, with automatic doors framed in a ground based portal frame.
The solution we came up with hides the seals between the different materials allowing the glass and brickwork to exude the building’s grand character.
With natural light flooding not just the main station but the concourse too, the station offers a stunning welcome to visitors from far and wide.