HS2 launches hunt for station designers and Euston development partner
Posted: 10 April 2017 | | No comments yet
The search for designers to deliver four new HS2 stations has begun along with the search for a development partner for London Euston.
Proposed exterior of Euston station
The search for architects, designers and developers to deliver four new High Speed Two (HS2) stations has begun with the publication of contract opportunities for station designs and a development partner for London Euston.
The winning bidders will work with HS2 Ltd to develop and refine the detailed plans for three brand new stations at Birmingham Curzon Street, Birmingham Interchange and London’s Old Oak Common, as well as a major expansion of London Euston.
High Speed Two
These HS2 stations will welcome tens of thousands of passengers every day, providing easy and accessible onward connections to local transport, airports and connecting rail services as well as step-free access from street to seat. Furthermore, over 170,000 new jobs are expected to be created in the wider development areas surrounding the four stations.
A separate contract has also been launched for a new Master Development Partner to develop new homes, offices and retail space above and around the revamped London Euston. The successful entrant will work with HS2 Ltd, Network Rail, the station design contract winner and local authorities to deliver a unified plan to unlock the full potential of the area. This has the potential to deliver up to 21 hectares of development space as well as improving accessibility and creating new public and green spaces across the wider Euston site.
“The search for design teams to produce plans for new stations and world-class amenities for London Euston, Old Oak Common, Birmingham Interchange and Birmingham Curzon Street stations is a major step towards making HS2 a catalyst for growth across the country,” said Transport Minister, Andrew Jones. “The winning bidders will need to ensure the stations provide the best possible customer experience.
“There are also huge opportunities for development near all the HS2 stations. HS2 Ltd is progressing its search for a partner to deliver new homes, shops and offices around Euston station once the core HS2 work is complete.”
Bidders for the station designs and the Euston Master Development Partner will be shortlisted in the summer, with contracts expected to be signed early 2018.