It is being backed by £1m in funding by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government for a “lasting, fitting tribute”.
Theresa May said: “This monument will be seen by millions of people from all around the world who pass through this station each year, and will be a lasting legacy to the tremendous contribution the Windrush generation and their children have made to our great country.”
London’s largest and busiest station was chosen from a list of potential sites by the Windrush Commemoration Committee, who will commission and work with designers and stakeholders to consider how best to create a permanent tribute to the Windrush generation and their descendants.
Jamaican immigrants welcomed to Britain
Around 500 migrants from the Caribbean arrived at Tilbury Docks in Essex in 1948 aboard the MV Empire Windrush, at the invitation of the British government, to help rebuild the UK after the Second World War.
Commonwealth citizens who arrived before 1973 were automatically granted indefinite leave to remain.
However, many of them were not issued with any documents confirming their status.
It emerged that long-term UK residents were denied access to services, held in detention or removed despite living legally in the country for decades.