George Stowell 

Chartered Architect  | Client Adviser

George Stowell 

Chartered Architect  | Client Adviser

CROSSRAIL, LONDON

Linewide Stations Group, Atkins Grimshaw GIA Equation Maynard.

Built 2021

Client advice and technical services from 2013 for consistent use, look and feel rooted in evidence based design for a world class passenger experience for 200m passengers per year. The concept design by Atkins Grimshaw GIA Equation Maynard  was developed into a family of products, components and finishes for manufacture and installation by nine station contractors using latest systems engineering techniques.


Client: Atkins for Crossrail Chief Engineer’s Group, Chief Engineer, Heads of Architecture and MEP.

Consultant: Framework consortium of Atkins, Grimshaw, Maynard, GIA Equation, Arup.

Cost: Linewide stations fit out, circa £6bn.

Linewide concept CGI, platform level

Escalator head, Whitechapel station

Requirement resolution stages

Linewide totem uplighter prototype

Linewide fire sign prototype

Key aspects

Platform edge structure

Requirements’ development, prototyping and performance testing for 2.5km modular structure built out by five station contractors.

Newham Trackside Wall artwork

Project lead over 5 years for artwork by Sonia Boyce OBE RA; comprising community engagement, 1438 panels, 1.9km  wall.

Central London sub surface stations

Warm tonal uplighting from multi-functional totems gives a welcoming, human centric feel to the  concourse spaces, helping passengers navigate to east and westbound  platforms.