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.
If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Hackney Gazette. Click the link in the yellow box below for details.