Langdon Park Station, Poplar
“If you build it they will come”, on this occasion a new DLR station (rather than the Panama Canal), but same principle. Investing in a serious piece of infrastructure sends out a positive message about the wider regeneration of an area. Leaside Regeneration coordinated the early enabling work, supporting the development of a plan that allowed the Docklands Light Railway Limited to justify its investment and encouraging a range of further investments in Poplar. Leaside Regeneration then followed up with the DLR Langdon Park Complementary Works Strategy a public realm strategy that won the award for Best Urban Invention for Fringe Areas in 2015. Passenger demand has exceeded forecasts and the station’s introduction is continuing to support a range of new schemes in the immediate area. Its high quality design is determined to say all the right things about the future quality of development expected in this key east London regeneration area.
Picture credits: Knight Architects (Lochnagar Street Bridge) and Consarc Architects (Langdon Park)