Charing Cross Station Concourse


Robert West was the multi-disciplinary designer during the outline design phase, responsible for delivering building services, structural engineering, telecommunication, fire and architectural disciplines.

The scope of the project was to re-model the main concourse area in order to improve passenger flows and additionally provide temporary strengthening to existing platforms.


Robert West’s role encompassed:

  • Project management to ensure that the tight deadlines were met
  • Dealing with limited information about the existing structures, applying sound engineering judgement and knowledge to recommend the right advice at all times
  • Overcoming various challenges thanks to a collaborative approach with the contractor and the wider project team.


Robert West’s coordinated detailed design and site support allowed the Contractor to deliver the construction works to tight timescales and possession constraints. The outcome resulted in reduced congestion on the concourse at Charing Cross station as well as an elaborate temporary structural support system being installed under the platforms.

As a result of the good performance and knowledge gained by Robert West’s design team they were selected to work for Costain as the lead designer on a major project to replace the external platforms at Charing Cross.