ASHFORD INTERNATIONAL STATION

The redevelopment of Ashford International Station in Kent was one of the first major public buildings in the UK to have been procured via the private finance initiative. The station created a new international railway terminus for Eurostar trains in addition to a new domestic station. The project was lauded for its sharp contemporary design – the oblong steel and glass structure features cylindrical curved walls at either end of the platform building, with glass block detailing and aluminium cladding.

The successful project received the British Construction Industry regional award for High Commendation in 1996, as well as a Civic Trust Award and EMILAS Lighting award the following year.

DSSR took the lead on the design of all mechanical and electrical services, including lift and escalators, specialist lighting, security management systems and all site services infrastructure.


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Location

Ashford, Kent

Client

Laing Civil Engineering for

European Passenger Services

Architect

Nick Derbyshire Design

Contract Value

£8m

Completion

1996