Tottenham Court Road is arguably the most complex and challenging of the 10 new stations being constructed for Crossrail. Occupying a subterranean area the length of three football pitches, between Soho’s Dean Street and Charing Cross Road, and running directly below Soho Square, it extends down five storeys underground.
The £1bn project involves the construction of a major new underground station and ticket hall on Dean Street to the west, and a second integrated ticket hall below St Giles Circus, to the east, at the intersection of Oxford Street and Charing Cross Road.
Tottenham Court Road Station was designed by Hawkins\Brown in collaboration with Crossrail, London Underground and consulting engineers Arup, Atkins and Halcrow. Construction is being carried out by main contractor Laing O’Rourke. It is one of three stations being designed by Hawkins\Brown, the others being Liverpool Street and Bond Street.