London Waterloo Station

Nova C seating from Green Furniture Concept at London Waterloo railway station
  • Customer Network Rail
  • Architect Green Furniture Concept
  • Year 2020-2022
  • Location London, UK
Our customers have given us really valuable and positive feedback on the increase in seating.
Yasmin Mellar, Project Manager - Change, Network Rail

The project for Waterloo Station was done in two stages. In the first stage, 2020, we installed a warm wood colour mix of Nova C benches that fit perfectly around the station’s columns, making the best use of the space and working with the current architecture of the building. To additionally serve the visitor’s needs, we added tables for work and F&B, many of which include wireless charging.

In March 2022, we installed an additional 54 seats and perches across Waterloo station, including a coloured design to add interest and symbolise diversity. Our customers have given us valuable and positive feedback on the increased seating.

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The challenge

Waterloo Station is one of the busiest stations in the country, with a high volume of train services and interaction with tube lines. Passenger feedback demonstrated that our customers felt that there was not enough seating available at Waterloo Station. We must provide a great experience to our passengers whilst they travel through the station, so it was clear that we needed to enhance the offering of seating available at the station.

Nova C seating from Green Furniture Concept at London Waterloo railway station

The Green solution

We Increased the offering of seats available to our customers on the lower concourse and the balcony. Network Rail also saw the opportunity to include seating in diversity and inclusion colours to act as a visual representation of the importance of diversity and inclusion.

For this, we added different seating solutions with contrasting colours and PRM signage that seamlessly fit with the rest of the seating installation to achieve an inclusive place where everyone feels welcome. For those on the go, we added our standing bench, Nova C Perch, perfect for crowded environments and when you want to take a short break.

The result

Nova C seating from Green Furniture Concept at London Waterloo railway station

The Rainbow Bench

The rainbow bench was installed to raise attention with its colourful design and symbolise diversity for the station

Nova C PRM seating from Green Furniture Concept at London Waterloo railway station

Accessibility seating

Accessibility seats with elevation, different colours and signage

Nova C Perch from Green Furniture Concept at London Waterloo railway station

Nova C Perch

Offers a space for people on the go just take a short standing break

Nova C seating from Green Furniture Concept at London Waterloo railway station

Seating for all

Flowing seating offers the opportunity for social interaction and private space if needed

Wireless charger table from Green Furniture Concept at London Waterloo railway station

All-in-one charging

Wireless and regular charging points for devices while waiting

Nova C seating from Green Furniture Concept at London Waterloo railway station

Architectural fitting

Nova C seating fitted around the columns seamlessly work with the building structur

“We have received good passenger feedback through our QR code surveys, and as you walk through the station, it feels that there are more places for our customers to sit.”

– Yasmin Mellar
Project Manager – Change, Network Rail

Products in this project

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Nova C Back 100

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Nova C Back 150

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Nova C Back Convex 30°

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Nova C Back Convex 45°

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Nova C Back Convex 90°

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Nova C Back Concave 30°

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Nova C Back Concave 45°

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Nova C Back Concave 60°

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Nova C Back Concave 90°

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Nova C Back S-Curve L

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Nova C Back S-Curve R

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Nova C Back Endpiece L

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Nova C Back Endpiece R

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Nova C Back Endpiece Corner

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Nova C Wireless Table

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Nova C Back Armrest

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Nova C F&B Armrest

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Nova C Table

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Nova C F&B Armrest w/Charger

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Nova C Logo on Rib

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Nova C Leg Charger

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Nova C Rib Charger

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Nova C Divider

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Nova C Divider Concave

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Nova C Divider Convex

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Nova C Back Straight

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Nova C Back Donut

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Nova C Back Circle

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Nova C Back Bracket Convex

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Nova C Back Bracket Concave

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Nova C Back Omega

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Nova C Back Wiggly

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Nova C Back Tilde

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Nova C Back Ondular

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Nova C Back Infinity

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Nova C Back Stadium

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Nova C Bowtie

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Nova C Crossroad 3 Small

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Nova C Crossroad 4 Small

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Nova C Crossroad 3 Large

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Nova C Fidget Small

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Nova C Fidget

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Nova C Eye

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Nova C Droplet

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Nova C T-Connection

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Nova C Double Back 100

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Nova C Double Back 150

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Nova C Double Back 30°

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Nova C Double Back 45°

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Nova C Double Back Endpiece

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Nova C Wireless Table

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Nova C Back Armrest

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Nova C Table

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Nova C F&B Armrest

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Nova C F&B Armrest w/Charger

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Nova C Leg Charger

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Nova C Logo on Rib

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Nova C Double Back Endpiece Cover w/Charger

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Nova C Double B2B Cover

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Nova C Rib Charger

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Nova C Double Back Straight

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Nova C Double Back Wiggly

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Nova C Double Back Tilde

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Nova C Double Back Ondular

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Nova C Double Back Bracket

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Nova C Double Back Omega

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Nova C Crossroad 4 Small

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Nova C Crossroad 3 Small

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Nova C Crossroad 3 Large

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Nova C Back Elevation 100

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Nova C Back Elevation Concave 30°

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Nova C Back Elevation Concave 45°

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Nova C Back Elevation Concave 90°

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Nova C Back Elevation Convex 30°

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Nova C Back Elevation Convex 45°

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Nova C Back Elevation Convex 90°

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Nova C Back Elevation Step L

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Nova C Elevation Step R

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Nova C Back Elevation Endpiece L

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Nova C Back Elevation Endpiece R

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Nova C Logo on Rib

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Nova C F&B Armrest w/Charger

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Nova C F&B Armrest

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Nova C Back Armrest

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Nova C Table

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Nova C Wireless Table

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Nova C Leg Charger

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Nova C Bench 100

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Nova C Bench 150

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Nova C Bench 30°

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Nova C Bench 45°

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Nova C Bench 90°

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Nova C Wireless Table

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Nova C Bench Armrest

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Nova C Table

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Nova C Logo on Rib

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Nova C Leg Charger

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Nova C Bench Straight

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Nova C Bench Wiggly

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Nova C Bench Ondular

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Nova C Bench Tilde

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Nova C Bench Bracket

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Nova C Bench Donut

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Nova C Bench Circle

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Nova C Bench Omega

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Nova C Bench Stadium

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Nova C Bench Infinity

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Nova C Perch

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Nova C Perch Convex 30°

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Nova C Perch Convex 45°

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Nova C Perch Concave 30°

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Nova C Perch Concave 45°

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Nova C Kids Body 30°

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Nova C Kids Head 30°

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