Old Oak Common station contract awarded

Balfour Beatty-Vinci Systra joint venture won the contract for the management of the construction and delivery of the HS2 EUR 1.13 billion Old Oak Common station.
The JV will be responsible for the final design, construction and commissioning of Old Oak Common station in North West London, delivering six underground platforms as well as up to eight platforms on the adjacent Great Western Main Line.
The high-speed platforms will be situated underground with an integrated connection to the adjoining conventional station at ground level via a stylish shared overbridge providing seamless connections between HS2 and Elizabeth line trains, to Heathrow and central London.
A light and airy concourse will link both halves of the station with a soaring roof inspired by the site’s industrial heritage. It is estimated that 250,000 people will pass through the station every day.
Old Oak Common Station is being constructed on the site of the existing Old Oak Common railway depot, south of Willesden Junction Station. The new station will be the biggest sub-surface station to be built in the UK at around 1 kilometre in length and 20 metres below ground level. This subterranean part of the station will have 6 underground platforms. The urban brownfield site, in London Zone 2, will also include 8 platforms above ground level: 4 for Elizabeth Line services and potentially another 4 for services to Wales and the West of England.
Opening in 2026, the Old Oak Common station will become the UK’s best-connected station, providing services to the midlands, Scotland and the North and access to central London and Heathrow via Crossrail.
Through the station, direct services to three major airports, eight of Britain’s ten largest cities and forming part of one of Britain’s largest regeneration projects which will help create up to 65,000 jobs and 25,000 new homes in West London while also dramatically increasing rail capacity across the UK.
At construction peak the project will employ a direct management team of 140 and a wider workforce of approximately 2,500.

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