Southwark station was designed by Sir Richard MacCormac of MJP Architects. It is on a cramped site with the platforms underneath the Victorian mainline viaduct between Waterloo East and London Bridge stations. The site presented significant technical and architectural difficulties which were resolved by constructing two concourses at different levels. The station’s architect said the design of this and the lower level concourse was inspired by the work of the 19th century Prussian architect Karl Friedrich Schinkel.
Southwark is a London Underground Jubilee line station in the London Borough of Southwark at the corner of Blackfriars Road and The Cut. It is between the Waterloo and London Bridge stations. It was opened on 20 November 1999 as part of the Jubilee Line Extension.