The Crossrail design review panel, chaired by former CABE commissioner Les Sparks OBE, has been set up to provide expert advice on the quality of designs for the new Crossrail stations and the buildings above them. It will be vice-chaired Ken Shuttleworth.
Crossrail, scheduled to open in 2017, will have a major impact on London’s transport network by providing high-frequency rail access into and across London, running from Maidenhead and Heathrow through central London to Shenfield and Abbey Wood.
The new CABE panel will begin its work early in 2009 and will assess designs for new stations in Paddington, Bond Street, Tottenham Court Road, Farringdon, Liverpool Street, Whitechapel and Custom House.
Mr Sparks said: “This initiative with Crossrail shows a commitment to ensure that this huge investment in transport infrastructure results in exceptional buildings that Londoners can be proud of.
“Design quality is critical for the new stations to operate effectively. But we also want to see them adding considerably to the quality of the environment around them.”
Members of CABE’s Crossrail design review panel are:
• Les Sparks OBE, chair - CABE Fellow
• Ken Shuttleworth, vice-chair - CABE commissioner, Make Architects
• Simon Allford - Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
• Alan Baxter - Alan Baxter Associates
• Peter Braithwaite - CLM, Delivery Partner, Olympic Delivery Authority
• Hanif Kara - Adams Kara Taylor
• Esther Kurland - Urban Design London
• Ian Sharratt - Pringle Richards Sharratt Architects
• Neven Sidor - Grimshaw
• Martin Stockley - Martin Stockley Associates
• Tim Stonor - Space Syntax
• Clare Wright - Wright & Wright Architects