HS2 unveils station designers and shortlisted contractors


HS2 Ltd has named the firms that will design four new or remodelled stations for the high speed rail link in London and the West Midlands.

The designers that have won contracts to help develop and refine the detailed plans for the four stations, which are due to open in 2026, are:

  • Birmingham Curzon Street – WSP UK Limited (working with Grimshaw Architects LLP)
  • Birmingham Interchange – Ove Arup & Partners International Limited (working with Arup Associates and Wilkinson Eyre Architects Limited)
  • Old Oak Common – WSP UK Limited (working with Wilkinson Eyre Architects Limited)
  • London Euston - Ove Arup & Partners International Limited (working with Grimshaw Architects LLP)

HS2 Ltd said the winning teams ‘have a track record of delivering cutting edge design and have worked on some of the largest and most complex international infrastructure projects’.

HS2 minister Nusrat Ghani said: ‘I am confident that these firms will deliver these projects at value for money, with designs that are both innovative and in keeping with their surroundings.’

The firm said an independent Design Panel has scrutinised its guidelines and specifications for the stations and will continue to play a key role in reviewing the detailed designs as they develop through 2018.

The chair of the panel, Sadie Morgan from DrMM architects, said: ‘We welcome the appointment of these world class designers and look forward to working with them and HS2 to help deliver iconic stations which set new standards in design and ease of use, and provide a legacy of great architecture of which Britain can be truly proud.’

HS2 Ltd has also announced which companies will be invited to tender for construction contracts for the two London stations. The following bidders have been invited to tender for the London stations construction contracts:

London Euston:

  • Costain Limited/Skanska Construction UK Limited
  • Mace Limited/Dragados S.A.
  • Bechtel Limited
  • BAM Nuttall Limited/Ferrovial Agroman (UK) Limited
  • Canary Wharf Contractors Limited/MTR Corporation (UK) Limited/Laing O’Rourke Construction Limited

Old Oak Common

  • Balfour Beatty Group Ltd/VINCI Construction UK Ltd/VINCI Construction Grands Projets SAS/SYSTRA Ltd
  • Mace Limited/Dragados S.A.
  • Bechtel Limited
  • BAM Nuttall Limited/Ferrovial Agroman (UK) Limited

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