The glass and steel structure is intended to create a landmark that will be much more prominent than the existing station. It is hoped the bright, spacious ticket hall will provide a more welcoming environment.
Other improvements include a new footbridge and waiting room, platform extensions and new and replacement canopies, and new lighting, customer information screens, and station signage.
The new building, designed by Bennetts Associates, will, subject to planning, be situated immediately to the north of the existing station and will replace a commercial property currently on the site.
Matthew White, Crossrail Surface Director said: “Our proposals are for a modern, prominent building that properly reflects the importance of the station to the area. A bright, spacious ticket hall and other major upgrades will make using the station a much better experience for the thousands of people who pass through every day.”
Julian Lipscombe, Director of Bennetts Associates said: “Our design is intended to create an elegant new focal point and regeneration catalyst for Hayes & Harlington. The signature projecting roof not only establishes a civic presence but also draws all directions of approach together into a legible and uplifting route through the glazed ticket hall to the platforms beyond.”
In addition to the station improvements, Crossrail has been working with Hillingdon Council on proposals for improvements to the area around the station. The proposals would create a new public space in Station Approach by improving pedestrian and cycle connectivity to the station through better pedestrian crossings, continuous cycle lanes, tree planting, and safer junctions.