London Bridge has been extensively renovated as part of a multimillion pound collaboration between Costain, Network Rail, and architectural glazing experts OAG.
Planned in three phases over four years, OAG helped revolutionise the station as part of a broader refurbishment project totalling £1bn. OAG installed a 275m bespoke glass façade along the station’s Tooley Street entrance, with a stylish curved upper tier, and a lower tier consisting of double-height bomb blast glazing.
Each pane of 5.6m glass installed in the lower tier weighed in at 350kg. Heading inside, OAG were tasked with installing all 26 glass archway shopfronts as part of the station’s Western Arcade, bringing a sleek, modern touch to the building’s barrel-vaulted Victorian architecture.
OAG Director Gary Evans commented: “We were delighted to work on such a demanding and prestigious project… Grimshaw architects had a bold vision of how to revitalise London Bridge for the twenty-first century, while retaining its existing Victorian charm. It’s been incredibly exciting to see that vision brought to life.”
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