Paddington Station Canopy Project

Period: June 2017 – November 2018
Main Contractor: Costain Skanska Joint Venture
Facade subcontractor: Waagner-Biro, Stahlbau AG
Secondary Subcontractor: Cornelius UK Ltd

Paddington Station Canopy Project

Crossrail’s Paddington station is located in central London on Eastbourne Terrace.  The structure of the glass canopy, roughly covering the same area as half a football field, comprises a mixture of painted steel beams and mirrored stainless-steel purlins supported by a series of painted steel columns along its length.

The canopy extends out from halfway up MacMillan House across public space and station concourse and projects over the pavement on Eastbourne Terrace, clearly defining the station from the outside. Undoubtedly one of the most striking elements of the canopy is the gigantic clouds-cape painted on it by New York artist Spencer Finch.

Installation consisted of the following:

  • façade: 2,440 m² of bomb proof glass
  • glass and aluminium cladding
  • installation of front and back columns terrace
  • fully glazed canopy
  • steel structure installation
  • carbon steel structure
  • welding on site
  • steel structure welding and steel structure painting
  • stainless steel fins installation
  • glazing and silicone
  • installation of aluminium gutter system
  • paint around the hopper and welded joints
  • cleaning services before hand-over