HS2 Ltd announced the teams that will be awarded contracts to deliver London terminus and the west London hub at Old Oak Common.
Mace Limited and Dragados was named for Euston station and Balfour Beatty Group, Vinci Construction UK, Vinci Construction Grands Projets SAS and Systra for Old Oak Common station.
“Euston and Old Oak Common are 2 of the most important elements of the project. Two landmark stations which will help unlock tens of thousands of jobs and new homes across the capital. Together with our Birmingham stations, they will transform the way we travel and set new standards for design, construction and operation,” HS2 Ltd Chief Executive, Mark Thurston said.
The station construction partners will work with HS2 Ltd and station designers to coordinate the delivery of the station, including platforms, concourse and links to the London Underground and other rail services.
At Euston, HS2 will more than double capacity, to deal with increasing passenger demand while freeing up space on the west coast mainline for more freight and local and long-distance commuter services to places like Watford and Milton Keynes. In February 2018, HS2 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.
At Old Oak Common, the arrival of HS2 is expected to help kick-start the UK’s biggest regeneration project, transforming the former railway yards into new neighbourhoods supporting up to 65,000 jobs and 25,500 new homes. With platforms both above and below ground, Old Oak Common will be the UK’s best connected station, with direct services to three major airports and eight out of Britain’s ten largest cities as well as London’s new Elizabeth Line (Crossrail).