Cannon Street Station

The Brief

To administer the clients obligations under the Party Wall Act; to advise on other Neighbourly and Third Party Matters with respect to the interfaces with Network Rail, London Underground, Metronet and surrounding properties including livery companies. The key statistics of the project was the demolition of a 10-storey slab block and other associated buildings over the Cannon Street Station London Terminus; redevelopment of the site with a landmark building befitting the status of Hines UK as a Developer.

The Solution

The site was adjoined on two sides with buildings requiring consent under the Act and the opposite side of a narrow road from Livery companies’ offices.

The Network Rail & LUL services (District Line) had to be maintained without disruption throughout the demolition and redevelopment of the site. Due to the presence of an ancient Roman Emperors Palace beneath the station, the structure reuses the existing piles, introduces very few additional poles and yet hugely increases the available commercial floor space whilst lowering the overall height of the building and improving the viewing corridors to St Paul’s Cathedral.

This is done by raising the whole building so the station platforms are clearly visible from Cannon Street, bridging a span of some 40 metres between cores, cantilevering some 20 metres from the two cores over the LUL property on Cannon Street and towards the rear over the Network Rail station platforms.

Detailed development agreements with Network Rail and LUL including unusually advanced levels of construction detail needed to be in place before any work on site could commence.

There were a number of consent matters with one of the adjoining properties requiring intricate consideration of the impact of working within their own building and negotiating the terms of access rights.

Project Details

Name

Cannon Street Station, London

Department

Party Wall

Developer

Hines UK

Architect

Foggo Architects