Liverpool Lime Street Station

Public / Health and Welfare – Railway Station Assisted Travel Lounge & Changing Places Facility


Network Rail


£1 Million



Project Overview

Railway Station Assisted Travel Lounge & Changing Places Facility


The Challenge

Sited on a redundant Platform (6A), of the magnificent Grade II Listed, Liverpool Lime Street Station, the client brief called for the design of a new Assisted Travel Lounge and Changing Places facility. The site was constrained by existing and imposing roof support columns and the adjacent track. Therefore, only two small bays where available to enable a design which had to incorporate size standards for disabled access and use.


The Solution

To overcome the site constraints, GGP Architects designed the building as two modular style pluggable units.

The form and concept of which related to the following:

  • Curves – Present in the station roof form and on railway carriages.
  • Exposed Structure
  • Identifiable aesthetic features already present at Liverpool Lime Street.
  • Colour driven by the historic and present use of Dark Grey (Curved Tops of Railway Carriages)
  • Form driven by the notion that Railway Carriages are modular units which plug together.