The number of people using Camden Town station has increased by 60% in the last 10 years. By 2031, it is predicted that demand will exceed station capacity by up to 7,000 people in the mornings and 12,000 in the evenings. In order to alleviate congestion and facilitate the movement of people in and around the station, the upgrade works will include the creation of a second entrance and exit to the station – including access tunnels and a new entrance hall - as well as three new escalators and step-free access from the street to platform level.
The Camden Town Station Capacity Upgrade forms part of a large investment programme to transform the Northern line, and will include work at platform level to provide more space for passengers to change between trains. It has recently been confirmed as one of the Mayor of London’s key priority projects for the capital and is part of a record level of investment into modernising London’s transport’s infrastructure.
The appointment for Arcadis follows two other multi-disciplinary service wins with Transport for London, including Barking Riverside Extension and Old Oak Common, both of which are key London Overground projects which support regeneration and enable wider commercial development and housing.
Tim Hockney, Project Director at Arcadis, said:
“Our appointment at Camden is part of a long standing relationship with Transport for London, and will see us building on the success of our earlier involvement delivering capacity upgrade work at Holborn station. These upgrade works are essential if the tube network is to support London’s growing population, and Camden Town is one of the busiest stations on the network, long prone to overcrowding and access problems, particularly at weekends and weekday peak times. It is vital that we continue to invest in creating world-class facilities right across our public transport network, thereby enabling people to move around the city with ease.”
Value enhancement of the concept design has now commenced, with construction expected to start in late 2019. Arcadis will be providing construction support through to anticipated completion in 2024. Sub consultants at Camden are OTB Engineering, CJ Associates and Mace.