The construction work for the new Crossrail line has involved a number of significant projects; one of these was the rebuilding of the existing Tottenham Court Road station on the Central and Northern lines to accommodate the new services. One of the features of the existing station was the number of murals designed by the late Sir Eduardo Paolozzi in the 1980s. As part of the project London Underground, Taylor Woodrow and BAM Nuttall restored as much of the original material – widely regarded as one of Britain’s most significant displays of Pop Art – as possible and were worthy winners of the Great Western Railway Craft Skills Award at the 2016 National Railway Heritage Awards announced in a ceremony at Merchant Taylors’ Hall in London in December 2016. The plaque awarded on the day was officially unveiled at the newly modernised station in October 2017.

Tottenham Court Road plaque unveiled

John Ellis, chairman of the National Railway Heritage Awards, and Mark Wild, Managing Director of London Underground, seen in front of the newly unveiled plaque at Tottenham Court Road station following its unveiling.

 

Mosaic work at Tottenham Court Road Underground station

Some of the impressive mosaic work at Tottenham Court Road Underground station; it was the superb restoration work on this that justifiably gave the entrants – London Underground, Taylor Woodrow and BAM Nuttall – the Great Western Railway Craft Skills Award at the 2016 National Railway Heritage Awards.