September 13th, 2010, 09:24 PM
As a part of a larger project, I am currently investigating projects in the UK and Ireland. Do you know any recent large-scale projects built on (or next to) railway stations there?
For my research the following criteria are important: total costs of 100 Million Euro+; location at or near major rail stations; in cities of more than 100.000 inhabitants; built in the past 20 years (or under construction or at least approved).
Links to external sources (like news articles) are most welcome!
Thanks a lot for your help!! :)
September 13th, 2010, 10:58 PM
September 14th, 2010, 02:03 AM
The Shard at London Bridge? I'm sure there's a thread somewhere on SkyscraperCity.
September 14th, 2010, 10:40 AM
September 14th, 2010, 10:59 AM
September 14th, 2010, 11:12 AM
There is an existing thread discussing the proposed redevelopment of Reading Station.
Reading Station, Berkshire (http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=501601)
September 14th, 2010, 01:14 PM
London Kings Cross
London St. Pancras
September 14th, 2010, 02:23 PM
September 14th, 2010, 02:33 PM
Piccadilly was only £25m I think.
September 14th, 2010, 03:24 PM
Temple Quarter in Bristol next to the main train station
Initial estimates for this back when it first started (in 2004) put the cost of this particular development at £750m. However, those initial plans included the now cancelled Bristol Arena project and a revamped Empire and Commonwealth Museum (which has also now closed in Bristol and is in the process of trying to relocate to London).
Temple Quarter is also a project that was being run by the South West Regional Development Ageny. That's a Government Agency that the new Government have already announced is going to be scrapped so it's unknown how much more of the original masterplan for this area will be followed. The current state of it is that most of Temple Quay has now been completed but the old Arena site, which is now 'Temple Quay Phase 3' is still completely undeveloped.
This is from the BBC News website about this particular development from back then:
Perhaps the most complex, ambitious and, at £750m, expensive project, Temple Quarter will sit around Temple Meads and could take up to 25 years to complete.
The overseer, the South West Regional Development Agency (RDA), has a three-pronged approach to the 115-acre site.
First up is Temple Quay 2 - the fenced off area around the station and over the river - which will provide more offices, up to 500 new houses, plus the usual bars and restaurants.
Peter Holloway, regeneration consultant for the RDA, insists the city can accommodate more office space.
"As companies move into new offices, their old premises - which are a bit tired - can be turned around into flats, for example.
"Demand has outstripped supply in the last five years, although it is plateauing now."
This will all sit around a new Temple Meads station, billed as the transport hub of the city - although the bus station will stay where it is.
Plans for this will be released soon and are due to include a revamped Commonwealth Museum.
But perhaps the most exciting part of the Quarter will be the new 10,000-seater Bristol Arena.
"We are looking for a developer now and expect bids in the next six months on this, said Mr Holloway.
He added that it will be 2005 before the plans are unveiled, and 2008 before the Arena could be opened.
September 14th, 2010, 03:47 PM
Piccadilly was only £25m I think.
suggests it was £100m. Bearing in mind Nottingham is costing ~£60m, £25m even if it was a few years ago would have been a bargain!
September 14th, 2010, 11:28 PM
Surely 100m Euro relates to the cost of the adjacent development, not the station that it's near? The fact that Piccadilly Station has been developed itself is neither here nor there.
Unless of course there's 100m Euro's worth of non-station-related development on the station site. :nuts: