Part of a Joint Venture with Network Rail, this is within Paddington Station itself. The main entrance is from Eastbourne Terrace but we have a second entrance directly from Platform 1 (you have to follow the blue line on the floor…..you’ll know what we mean when you see it).
Designed and built by Brunel, this building is Grade 1 Listed, dating from 1854. Part derelict and mostly unloved, we’ve worked with some brilliant architects, DMFK, to restore everything….the mouldings, brick-vaulted ceilings, arches, steel columns etc. There are no suspended ceilings or recessed lighting, just lots of space and natural light. And we’ve managed to incorporate a full air conditioning system sympathetically whilst we were at it. Definitely a challenge and definitely some sleepless nights, but worth the added grey hair.
Entrance off Platform 1, Paddington Station