HS2 Ltd has appointed Arup to produce preliminary designs for London’s Euston Station that will completely transform the station and support regeneration of the surrounding area. The contract is worth US$15.6M. The redevelopment will create a high quality user-friendly terminus for HS2 and existing railway services plus a new London underground ticket office.
Alison Munro, Chief Executive of HS2 Ltd, said: “I am very pleased this key piece of design work for a redeveloped Euston Station has begun. Our long term vision for Euston Station is to provide the principal rail gateway for high speed rail services from London to the West Midlands, and onto the north-west and north-east of England and Scotland.
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“Following a comprehensive selection process, we have awarded this contract to Arup, supported by Grimshaw and Costain, for their innovative approaches towards engineering, architectural design and construction logistics.
“Rebuilding Euston will inevitably cause significant disruption but we are committed to working closely with the London Borough of Camden and the GLA with the intention of agreeing a joint strategy for the Euston area and providing new social housing to replace any that is compulsorily purchased.
This will also include engagement with local people, businesses and community representatives.”
Reporting to HS2 Ltd, Arup will produce preliminary designs for the whole Euston Station complex, including the architectural design of the station. This work will form part of the hybrid bill documentation, to be deposited by the end of 2013.
Arup will be supported by architectural firm Grimshaw and logistics specialists Costain to provide designs for infrastructure development and architectural design. HS2 Ltd will work closely with Network Rail and TfL to maintain the required levels of peak and off-peak train services and to provide valuable opportunities to improve access to the tube network.
The contract is the second to be awarded under HS2 Ltd’s Professional Services Framework (Lot 1 – civil and structural design services.) The work began with the award of the contract and will continue up to the deposit of the hybrid bill, at the end of 2013.
The news follows last month’s appointment of Arup, supported by URS Scott Wilson, for the provision of Environmental Overview Services for HS2, from London to the West Midlands. This was the first contract to be awarded under Lot 3 Environmental Services of HS2 Ltd’s Professional Services Framework.
Reporting to HS2 Ltd, Arup will produce the Environmental Statement, which will form part of the hybrid bill documentation for the Parliamentary process.
The contract, worth US$11M, began on 13th February and will continue up to the deposit of the hybrid bill by the end of 2013.