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Hackney Wick Overground station reopens following £25m revamp

PUBLISHED: 18:38 04 June 2018 | UPDATED: 19:16 04 June 2018

Design features at the new Hackney Wick station. Picture: Francesca Fazey

Design features at the new Hackney Wick station. Picture: Francesca Fazey

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Hackney Wick Station has reopened following a £25m overhaul.

The new £25million Hackney Wick station upgrade. Picture: Francesca FazeyThe new £25million Hackney Wick station upgrade. Picture: Francesca Fazey

The Overground station near the Olympic Park now has a large ticket hall whose design architect Landolt Brown say has been drawn from the area’s industrial heritage.

There are also wide stairs, a new lift, and a pedestrian walkway from Wallis Road in Hackney to White Post Lane in Tower Hamlets.

Hexagon fittings on a concrete wall in the station are a reference to the chemical formula for the world’s first plastic, parkesine. Invented in Birmingham it was first made commercially in a factory next to the station in 1866.

The exterior is not finished yet but will include a new subway link under the railway tracks. The project was led by the London Legacy Development Corporation (LDDC) and Network Rail, with a £1m contribution from both Tower Hamlets Council and Hackney Council.

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