Eurostar terminal, St Pancras International, London
Opened in 2007 as the terminus for Eurostar services to
continental Europe, hm83 benches and adapted
versions of hm18 chairs have been used throughout the departure lounge.
Specified by Land Design Studios, the hm83 bench is ideally
suited to such a busy transport hub, handling over 9 million passengers per
The configuration fits around the existing Victorian pillars,
and special length linking elements were supplied to accommodate the precise
Potential damage from luggage trolleys was minimised with
the addition of chromed steel bumper bars that discreetly follow the line of
the bench. Steel underplates, completely enclosing void under the bench were
developed as a security measure, preventing the concealment of terrorist
Over 160 hm18 single seat units with adapted hm25 stainless
steel bases, again to minimise trolley damage sit throughout the lounge, and
around the glass lifts.
The units were upholstered in Muirhead Ingleston and Sateen