The new Meridian Water Station will open in May 2019.

The new Meridian Water Station will open in May 2019.

  • The station’s landmark design includes a new gold roof, a bridge deck where the ticket hall and concourse will be located, and step-free access.

  • The new station is due to open in May this year, followed by the first 725 homes at Meridian Water.

  • The station will act as a catalyst to bring the 10,000 new homes and thousands of jobs as part of the Meridian Water transformation project.

People in Enfield are urged to back the Meridian Water Station project to win the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) London People’s Choice Award. Running for the last seven years, the award recognises the civil engineering projects that are transforming the lives of Londoners.

Meridian Water Station is a new £46m station funded by Enfield Council and the Greater London Authority, in collaborative partnership with Network Rail.

The station will be the catalyst to bring 10,000 new homes and thousands of jobs to the £6bn Meridian Water development Enfield.

Its landmark design combines ‘Civic meets Civil’ engineering with stunning architecture. The ticket hall and concourse are located on a bridge deck over the West Anglia Mainline. This innovative bridge design will connect communities, providing vital 24-hour access for people to cross the railway line. Step-free access provides full accessibility from street level to three platforms. 

This exceptional project was delivered on time and to budget and Meridian Water Station will open in May 2019. The Meridian Water Station Project is competing against nine other projects across London which range from improving transport connections, re-imagining public spaces and enhancing flood protection and upgrading sewage treatment among others.

Enfield Council Leader, Cllr Nesil Caliskan, said: “The new station is the latest landmark to be delivered at Meridian Water, symbolising the progress we have made to deliver this vitally important £6bn development.

“Meridian Water will be genuinely transformational for Enfield and the station is playing a vital role in making our vision a reality.

“Enfield Council has taken control of this process and we’d love residents to show their support – both for the new station and the wider development by voting for it in the ICE awards.”

Jonathan Baggs, Director of ICE London, said: “As part of the ICE London Civil Engineering Awards in association with Jacobs, our People’s Choice award, showcases the top schemes benefiting the local community and highlighting the important contribution that civil engineers make. I encourage the public to cast their vote for their favourite project to be recognised for the value they have delivered to London.”

Voting will open at www.ice.org.uk/londonawards on Wednesday 03 April at 10:00, closing on Sunday 28 April at 17:00. All voters will be entered in to a prize draw to win Shaping the World book, produced by the ICE. Three voters will be selected at random to receive the book which tells the story of world changing engineering projects. The public can follow award updates on social media using #ICELondonPeopleschoice and following @ice_london on Twitter.

The winning project will be revealed on Thursday 16 May at the ICE London Civil Engineering Awards in association with Jacobs.

Meridian Water Station is also in the running to win Best Infrastructure Project, Innovation, Community Benefit and Sustainability & Resilience and Greatest Contribution to London Award, in association with the Mayor of London – the highest accolade of the evening.