Design team hired for Meridian Water rail station

By Jim Dunton - Fri 31 January 2014, 4:31 pm

Consultants Atkins have been appointed to design an integrated rail and bus terminal for the station that will serve Enfield's Meridian Water development.

The new interchange - at the site of the current Angel Road Station - is a key part of Enfield Council's £1.5 billion proposals to bring 5,000 new homes and a range of new businesses to 85 hectares of land in south-east Edmonton.

Atkins’ brief is to provide a “thriving new hub” for the additional public-transport users that the development will bring, and to build on the additional stopping services set to call at the station when the line is triple-tracked.

The new station, expected to be delivered within the next five years, is being funded with £2.5 million from the Greater London Authority with a further £1 million from Enfield Council.

Councillor Del Goddard, Enfield’s business and regeneration lead, said Meridian Water would be one of the biggest eco-developments in the country.

“The design and delivery of a new transport hub at Angel Road will pave the way for the future development of Meridian Water and developing even better transport services for the area is absolutely key as we move forward,” he said.

Atkins project manager Paul Reynolds said that getting urban infrastructure right at the outset of a project was vital for the successful delivery of a quality new neighbourhood.

“Our integrated multi-disciplinary design team will develop proposals that meet the needs of future residents and also the transport-service providers in upgrading what is one of the least used stations in the whole of London into a transport hub fit for the 21st Century,” he said.