Friday 14 October 2016
On Tuesday the 11th of October, HS1 Executive Chairman Robert Holden, and John Shimmen, Masterplanning Project Manager, led Minister of National Development for Singapore Mr Lawrence Wong and a delegation of 30 senior government officials and senior business leaders on a site visit to St Pancras International station.
The delegation are visiting the UK to learn about and experience exemplary urban projects that are relevant to Singapore. As Europe’s gateway into London, St Pancras International Station is a relevant model for the upcoming High Speed Rail terminus in Singapore (to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia).
The shops occupy the undercroft, formerly a Victorian beer store, opening up the floor level above to bring in natural light and increase visibility. The design creates high-quality station retail, sensitively integrated within the historic building fabric. The original exposed brick arches to the vaults are retained inside the shops to create a timeless design.