Project revealed to transform Waterloo

The South Bank Employers’ Group has revealed its design plans to transform the area around London’s Waterloo at a cost of more than 21m.

The Waterloo Place Scheme will link the area to Charing Cross and the Strand via the new Hungerford Bridge pedestrian way, and to the South Bank, the latter starting on-site this spring. Work is scheduled to be completed by the end of the year.

Project architect Lifschutz Davidson has drawn up proposals for a pedestrianised square with cafés, shops, an information centre, a new bus station, a new shopping arcade and public art commissions.

All design contracts will go out to tender, says SBEG chief executive Camilla Cavendish, and will include “a totally new lighting package”.

CDT Design and Henrion Ludlow & Schmidt’s new signage scheme for the South Bank area from Blackfriars to Westminster and up to the Cut would probably be extended to the Waterloo area (DW 14 October 1994). “We want a consistent signage design,” says Cavendish.

The SBEG is bidding for 10.5m from the Millennium Commission.

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