24 October 2022

The new Bond Street station on the Elizabeth line has opened today in London. Two new spacious and refined colonnaded station entrances on Hanover Square and Davies Street designed by John McAslan + Partners and engineers WSP will accommodate nearly 140,000 Elizabeth line journeys daily through the newly opened Bond Street station, allowing direct access to the West End from outside the capital.

Andy Byford, Transport for London’s Commissioner, says, “Bond Street will be the jewel in the crown of the West End’s transport provision. It is truly spectacular and will provide a highly significant new link to one of the busiest shopping districts in the UK, enabling even further connectivity to jobs and leisure for people across London and the South East.”

A work of major and intricate transport infrastructure and engineering, the new Bond Street station connects the Elizabeth line below ground to the platforms of London Underground’s existing Central and Jubilee lines. Above ground, it is an integral part of a transformative urban redevelopment embracing new mixed-used buildings rising above the two new entrances on Hanover Square and Davies Street. 

The station entrances play a key role - practically and visually - in an updated Mayfair streetscape, responding to and heightening the character of their immediate surroundings. The Hanover Square Elizabeth Line entrance exhibits Georgian proportions and is faced in Portland stone, whilst the western entrance on Davies Street responds to a local vernacular of sandstone and red brick established by the period style of Victorian and Edwardian architecture. Spaces between columns along the stations’ colonnades are filled with glazed window panels or bronze- framed ventilation panels and bronze-hinged grille doors. The high and spacious, coffered ceilinged interiors of both station buildings are concerned primarily with clarity and ease of movement. 

Three installations by British artist Darren Almond, with the support of the White Cube gallery, Selfridges and the City of London have been sited permanently above and around the escalators of the Davies Street entrance as part of the Art programme of the Elizabeth Line.

John McAslan + Partners’ Head of Transport Colin Bennie says, “Bond Street Station will be one of the busiest on the Elizabeth Line, providing a significant new gateway for those travelling to London’s West End. It was therefore important to create legible entrances while establishing a compelling narrative with the existing physical and cultural character of the area, referencing local material and form. We also wanted to lift the user experience through the use of daylight, generous linked spaces and the integration of artwork, maximising visibility and creating connections. We have achieved these ambitions with the expert and discreet engineering design of our partners WSP."

For further information and images of Bond Street station click here.