Developers have commissioned Spanish born “visionary” Santiago Calatrava to design his first structure in Britain and create what they claim will be a “St Pancras of the Underground.” The scheme, known as Peninsula Place, includes 800 apartments, of which 200 are classified as “affordable,” as well as 300,000 sq ft of offices, around 80 shops, restaurants and bars, a cinema and performance venue and a 500 room hotel.

Mr Calatrava had been inspired by the work of Brunel in creating the great railway stations of London as well as the Crystal Palace built to house the Great Exhibition of 1851.

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