The winning designers will work with HS2 Ltd to develop and refine the detailed plans for three new stations, at Birmingham Curzon Street, Birmingham Interchange and London’s Old Oak Common, as well as a major expansion of London Euston.
The shortlists for the station design contracts include: Arup, Mott MacDonald, WSP, Arcadis and a Jacobs/BuroHappold/Idom Joint Venture. All five bidders have been invited to tender for at least two station packages.
HS2 Ltd chief executive Mark Thurston said: “Today’s announcements are a major milestone for the project – setting the scene for the next stage of the station design process. Together with the successful bidders, we will go on to deliver one of HS2’s most tangible legacies – three brand new stations and the long-term transformation of Euston.
“All four projects represent exciting opportunities to showcase the very best in engineering and design while also delivering value for money.
"We are looking for partners to help us deliver stations which not only provide unparalleled levels of accessibility, ease and convenience for our passengers, but who will work with local communities to ensure we also help unlock wider regeneration, new jobs, homes and opportunities.”
HS2 today also published the names of the bidders in the running to win the Euston Master Development Partner contract. The winner will advise on, and later take forward, mixed-use development opportunities, including new homes, offices and retail space above and around the revamped London Euston. This includes working with HS2 Ltd, Network Rail, the station design contract winner and local authorities to deliver a unified masterplan to unlock the full potential of the area.
The following bidders have been shortlisted and invited to participate in dialogue:
- Westfield Europe
- Euston Regeneration Partnership (led by Argent Related Services)
- Canary Wharf Group
- Land Securities
- Lendlease Europe.
Potential has been identified for up to 22 hectares of development space across the wider Euston site, creating a new district in central London.
Network Rail Property managing director David Biggs said: “The opportunities are vast. A regenerated Euston Station not only affords us the ability to improve connectivity and exceed the expectations of those travelling by train. It also allows us the rare chance to create new space for homes and businesses, to craft a desirable destination for people to live, work and meet. The new station can be a catalyst for local regeneration and increase connection across the local community, bringing huge benefits both to the area itself as well as the country as a whole.”
Contracts for both stations design and the Euston Master Development Partner will be awarded early next year.