Woolston Signal Box


The intelligent regeneration of a historic Signal Box building at Woolston Station, Southampton into an exemplar project to be used as a community and social meeting space.


The Project

In December 2020, ep projects were appointed by The Three Rivers Community Rail Partnership, with key stakeholders including Network Rail and South Western Railway, for architectural and interior design services to provide a stylish and practical design solution which considers accessibility, security, energy efficiency and functionality.

Existing Site


Desired Outcomes

The creation of a functional community meeting space with Net Zero Carbon targets achieved through renewables, energy systems and battery storage.


The Challenge?

Working on a historically significant, Grade II Listed building having been given the opportunity to enhance the public realm in a key location at the heart of the community while also making the building energy self-sufficient.


How did we Help?

ep projects completed a full site survey of the existing building and provided a design solution and 3D visualisations with interior and exterior treatments.


What were the Benefits?

Enhancement of the public realm and the renovation and intelligent regeneration of an historic building.

Project Visualisation


“Your approach to the scheme, understanding the sensitivities of the building and working within the Railway industry, whilst embracing modern ideas and techniques regarding sustainable construction and energy use, has been a real eye-opener to us at the Partnership. I look forward to the next phase on this exciting project and working with ep projects on future projects as well.”

Chair – The Three Rivers Community Rail Partnership

Architectural drawings

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