Facade masters of the Bond Street Ticket Halls

During the construction of the new Elizabeth Line in London, two state-of-the-art ticket halls were built as part of Bond Street Underground. This project embodies the art of engineering, manufacturing and assembly of facade, wall and ceiling cladding, incorporating a range of materials such as brass, aluminium, stainless steel, laminated glass and precast concrete elements. A unique aspect of this project is the need for explosion resistance, taking Sorba’s expertise to new heights.

Architectural Masterpiece: The architectural design of the Bond Street Ticket Halls was entrusted to the renowned John Mcaslan & Partners and Atkins Grimshaw, in collaboration with WSP. These visionaries have laid the foundations for an iconic station that not only serves the functionality of public transport, but also makes an aesthetic statement in the city environment.
The detailed design, further refined by Brown Architects, provides the basis for Sorba’s contribution to this ambitious project.

Brass, Aluminium, and More

Sorba stands out for its use of a variety of high-quality materials. Brass, a special because of its unique appearance, undergoes a specialised acid treatment by Capisco Ltd. This treatment, known as ‘patination’, gives brass elements an artificially aged look, adding an aesthetically pleasing feature.
Besides brass, aluminium also plays an important role; stainless steel is used for durability and structural integrity. Precast concrete elements add a touch of robustness to the whole, while laminated glass introduces a transparent and contemporary element.

Explosion-proof Ingeniosity: Safety as a Priority

A notable feature of this project is its focus on explosion resistance. Every component has been thoughtfully designed and manufactured with safety in mind. Sorba faces a challenge in which not only aesthetics and functionality are key, but also the safety of passengers in the Bond Street Underground.

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Sorba: Surface Creators

The Bond Street undeground is not only a hub of transport, but also a masterpiece of façade mastery. Sorba’s involvement in this project will not only adorn the London skyline, but also serve as a tangible reminder of their skills in the world of façade engineering.


On this project, Sorba Projects used a variety of materials, managing the diversity of materials, systems and size of the work requires excellent project organisation:

  • Brass
  • Aluminium
  • Stainless steel
  • Laminated glass
  • Prefabricated concrete elements

Surface area of materials used

  • In total, approx. 5600 m² of cladding

Gert-Jan Nietsch

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