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  • A comparable study of Station Bridge, Steel Bridge and it’s landscaped environs. By Simon Lapinski. Station Bridge. Steel Bridge.
  • Contents.
    • 1.Title.
    • 2. Contents.
    • 3. Site location.
    • 4. History of sites.
    • Station bridge site.
    • 5. Details of site.
    • 6. Images of site.
    • 7. Plan of Station bridge site.
    • 8. Sectional elevation of study site and construction sections.
    • 9. Materials and plant use.
    • 10. Evening experience.
    • Steel bridge site.
    • 11. Details of site.
    • 12. Images of site.
    • 13. Plan of Steel bridge site.
    • 14. Sectional elevation of study site and construction sections.
    • 15. Construction of Granite sett toe path.
    • 16. Material and plant use.
    • 17. Evening experience.
  • Site Location. Steel Bridge. Station Bridge.
  • History of sites.
    • Station bridge.
    • Basin was terminus of the Paddington arm of Grand union canal, opening in1801.
    • Innovations in transport and changes in economies led to Basin’s dereliction.
    • Year 2000 saw canal dredged in preparation for developments which exist today.
    • Steel bridge.
    • Site of temporary terminus of Great Western Railway in 1838.
    • Construction of Paddington station in 1854 resulted in site becoming goods yard.
    • After years of neglect, development creates Paddington Central.
    A. Opening of canal in 1801. B. Repairs to Basin 1909. C. Dredging of canal 2000.
  • Details of Station Bridge.
    • Description.
    • Art in Light.
    • Visual bookend.
    • 90m Bridge crossing Basin canal.
    • Function.
    • Provide residents and office workers of Northern portion of Basin a direct passage to Paddington station and Paddington Central.
    • People.
    • Designers: Langlands and Bell.
    • Engineers: Atelier One.
    • Lighting Architects: Spiers and Major.
    • Landscape contractors: Gillespies.
    • Client: Paddington Basin Development Corporation.
    • Details.
    • Completion: September 2004.
  • Images of Station Bridge. A. View towards Bridge along North Wharf Road. B. View from bridge of Paddington Station side of canal. C. View under bridge of trellis work, bin and bicycle stand. D. View of bridge towards North Wharf Road. E. View from North Wharf Road towards canal.
  • Plan of Station bridge site. Section through study area.
  • Sectional elevation of study area and construction sections.
  • Materials and Plant use. A. Surface materials. B. Drainage. C. Street furniture. D. Signage. E. Planting. F. Lighting. G. Security. 100mm grey granite setts. 750mm x 500mm course light grey reconstituted pavers. 850mm x 450mm sandstone edging. Stainless steel platform of bridge. Slotted drainage channels. Inspection cover. Stainless steel bin. Stainless steel bicycle stand. Grit salt bin. Monolith seating with grey granite riser and Massarandubba timber tread. Directions to Imperial college. Sign post directions for Basin. Alnus spaethii. Lonicera(species unknown)climber. 200mm recessed uplighters within granite edging. 6m Geo range lamp posts. 6m high security camera.
  • Plan of circulation survey.
  • Evening experience. A. View of bridge from North Wharf Road. B. View of trellis work and bicycle stand. C. View from bridge of Paddington station side of bridge. D. View towards bridge along North Wharf Road. E. View of bridge towards North Wharf Road.
  • Details of Steel bridge.
    • Description.
    • Steel suspended pedestrian bridge.
    • Inspiring and functional piece of architecture.
    • Welcoming gateway.
    • Function.
    • Provide link between North Paddington with Paddington Basin, Central and Little Venice.
    • People.
    • Designers: Sidell Gibson Architects.
    • Main contractor: Bovis Lend Lease.
    • Landscape contractor: Derek Lovejoy Partnerships.
    • Client: Development Securities PLC.
    • Details.
    • Construction started: 1998
    • Construction completed:2002
  • Images of Steel bridge. A. View of Northern side of Steel bridge. B. View of Sheldon Square toe path towards Paddington Basin. C. View of Sheldon Square toe path towards Little Venice. D. Panoramic view of the Steel bridge. E. Entrance of Porteus Road Underpass by North side of bridge.
  • Plan of Steel bridge site. Section through study area.
  • Sectional elevation of study area and construction sections.
  • Construction of Granite sett toe path.
    • Description.
    • Area excavated 300mm to formation level.
    • Placement and compaction of 150mm layer of MOT Type 1(subase).
    • Placement and compaction of 50mm sharp sand layer, followed by screed layer of 5mm.
    • Tamping down of 100mm x 100mm granite setts into sharp sand to required level.
    • Brushing in of lea mortar mix between granite setts joints to finish process.
    Photograph illustrating stages of laying granite setts along Paddington Central toe path.
  • Material and plant use. A. Surface materials. B. Drainage. C. Planting. E. Lighting. F. Seating. G. Signage. Resin bound gravel and sawn granite edging. Pink hoggin islands for trees. Granite setts laid soldiered and fan shaped separated by granite edging. Steel platform of bridge. Black engineering bricks and white concrete copping of retaining wall. 150mm drainage channel running along centre of toe path to accept run-off. Platanus x hispanica. Tilia x europaea. Alnus incana. Buxus sempervirens. Viburnum davidi. Pachysandra terminalis. Eleaagnus ebbingei. 6m twin lamp post. 6m lamp post. Timber tread and riser seating with white stone base and galvanised metal centre. Paddington central toe path sign post.
  • Plan of circulation study.
  • Porteus Road Underpass Gateway.
    • Designed by artist Peter Fink and architect Igor Marko, forming cladding and integral lighting.
    • Comprehensive remodelling of existing underpass with vitreous enamel cladding and integral lighting.
    • Along with Steel bridge creates a vibrant and alluring gateway.
    A. View of underpass from Steel bridge. B. Enamel graphics. C. View through underpass. D. Possible installation under croft of A404.
  • Evening experience. A. View from A404 of North side of Steel bridge . B. View from A404 of Sheldon Square side of bridge. C. View of North side of bridge and Porteus Road Underpass. D. View from Steel bridge of Starbucks and Union bar and grill.
  • Bibliography.
    • Websites.
    • www.gegianhousehotel.co.uk
    • www.langlandsandbell.com
    • www.london.gov.uk/mayor/planning_decisions/strategic_dev/2006/20060830/paddington_paddington_central_report.pdf
    • www.sidellgibson.com
    • www.gillespies.com
    • Books.
    • The Tree Guide, Collins.