Eurostar - St Pancras Station
Iconic Victorian architecture with state-of-the-art facilities
Date: April 2012
Client: Network Rail
A European gateway
Now a household name in European travel, Eurostar has been in operation since 1994 boasting links to over 100 European destinations.
However it was only in 2007 that they transitioned operations from London Waterloo International to St Pancras International, taking advantage of the historic surroundings and the UK’s first high-speed line, the HS1.
Appointed as architects on behalf of Eurostar to strategically design sections of the iconic station, the project required the intricate combination of iconic Victorian architecture with state-of-the-art facilities, redefining this historic station for the 21st Century.
Seating area in the main enclosure for Eurostar passengers waiting to board.
Eurostar First Class Lounge reception area.
Eurostar First Class Lounge seating area.
Footfall of passengers going through King's Cross St Pancras station each year.
Areas designed, establishing Eurostar’s role as the continental European gateway.
Input Group received a RIBA English heritage Award for Architectural design.
Clear & unambiguous
Aware that clear unambiguous station signage is vital to the travelling public, The Input Group designed 13 key areas for the continental European gateway.
In addition, the architectural design works were also furthered, carrying out fit outs of back of house areas and security control rooms.
The project required the intricate combination of iconic Victorian architecture with state-of-the-art facilities, redefining this historic station for the 21st Century.
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True to its heritage
In a project that lasted 18 months, the Input Group worked on the finishing, and built on the development of the Eurostar St Pancras design on the whole.
Detailed visual mock-ups of the walkways and fly-throughs were created to demonstrate spatial awareness and give staff prior knowledge of station the layout. The Input Group were awarded the RIBA English Heritage Award for resulting work.