Jubilee Line Extension
When London’s Docklands began to be regenerated, the City’s financial heart moved towards Canary Wharf. The extension of the Jubilee Line was proposed to connect this new hub to central London. Under the leadership of Roland Paoletti, the best talent in British architecture was called upon to develop the station.
Each station on the line was designed by a different architect, thereby introducing a diversity of styles and interest to the network. The challenge then was to create a unified product family for station environments that would meet the criteria of being fit-for-purpose, cost-effective in its whole-of-life cycle – and that would also create a visually coherent line-wide service identity.
A dedicated team was set up to undertake this task, led by Julian Maynard. Over the course of five years this team was responsible for designing, sourcing, manufacturing and installing a family of industrial components that has since established the Jubilee Line Extension Project as a quality benchmark in modern metro system design.