The winning designers will work with HS2 Ltd to develop plans for three brand 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 the bidders have been invited to tender for at least two station packages.
HS2 Ltd Chief Executive, Mark Thurston said: “This is 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.”
HS2 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, sustainable mixed-use development opportunities, including new homes, offices and retail space above and around the revamped London Euston.
The following bidders have been shortlisted and invited to participate in dialogue:
- Westfield Europe Ltd
- Euston Regeneration Partnership (Led by Argent Related Services LLP)
- Canary Wharf Group
- Land Securities Property Holdings Limited
- Lendlease Europe Holdings Limited
This comprehensive approach has the potential to deliver up to 22 hectares of development space as well as improving accessibility and creating new public and green spaces across the wider Euston site.
Managing Director, Network Rail Property, David Biggs, said: “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 the station designs and the Euston Master Development Partner will be awarded early next year.