Getting from Waterloo to Southbank is about to get a whole lot easier. The Sixties tower block that obscures the most part of the grand entrance to Waterloo Station is to be removed and instead replaced with a public piazza if architect firm David Chipperfield is anything to do with it.
David Chipperfield Architects wants to improve the surrounding area of the Waterloo entrance by getting rid of Elizabeth House, the big block and replacing it with a new building doesn’t effect access to the station.
The development would cost £600m for one 10-storey building and a 29-storey tower. At ground level the development is raised on circular columns to improve pedestrians flow between the South Bank and Waterloo.
The proposal also comes with a new public piazza, Victory Arch Square.
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