HS2 Ltd and Mace/Dragados joint venture signed the contracts to deliver London Euston station. The JV will act as a construction partner, working with HS2 Ltd and the station designers, to coordinate the building of the new station, including platforms, concourse and links to London Underground and other rail services.
Mace/Dragados will join HS2’s existing early works contractor, a Costain/Skanska JV (CSjv), who already have more than 1000 people at work across the capital carrying out work to prepare for the start of construction.
At Euston, demolitions are already well underway, with the former carriage sheds north of the station and site of the tunnel portals, cleared last year. The first tower cranes arrived in January to assist with the demolition of the two 1970s towers at the front of the station, while the demolition of the disused former National Temperance Hospital and Ibis hotel is now almost complete.
At Euston, HS2 will more than double capacity to meet increasing passenger demand while freeing up space on the west coast mainline for more freight and commuter services to places like Watford and Milton Keynes.
In 2018, HS2 Ltd, on behalf of the Department for Transport and Network Rail, appointed Lendlease to develop a masterplan for the wider Euston site, which could support up to 14,000 new jobs and almost 4,000 new homes, as well as shops, cafes and public spaces.