Hackney Wick Overground station reopens following £25m revamp
PUBLISHED: 18:38 04 June 2018 | UPDATED: 19:16 04 June 2018
Hackney Wick Station has reopened following a £25m overhaul.
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.