RPS were appointed as Cost Managers for the redevelopment of the former Waterloo International Terminal, where developer LCR is creating Waterloo.London – a new retail and leisure destination in the heart of Waterloo and the South Bank.
LCR’s vision ‘is for a destination that is progressive and unique to this part of London, with a vibrant mix of independent and high street stores, complemented by an exciting food and drink offer’. Time Out Market has been confirmed as the anchor tenant and will bring a handpicked mix of the best of London’s food, drinks and cultural experiences when it opens in 2021. The lower levels of the former Waterloo International Terminal (below former platforms 20 – 24) will be converted into retail and leisure uses. The proposals have provided the opportunity to reuse an award-winning building, which has been closed since Eurostar services moved to St Pancras in 2007 and will deliver modern retail and station facilities to complement the existing facilities at Waterloo Station.
The site comprised of the former Eurostar departures, arrivals and car parking levels underneath platforms 20 – 24. LCR’s scheme complements Network Rail’s work to enhance capacity at Waterloo Station (the busiest in the UK) by bringing platforms 20 – 24 back into regular use. Network Rail are due to complete their work, which includes creating the mall layout to enable LCR contractors to install the infrastructure and architectural elements. The contract has been let to ISG Construction Limited, with a planned commencement of works on site in April 2019.