Lendlease secures Euston station development contract from HS2


Lendlease has been selected by UK Secretary of State for Transport and Network Rail as Master Development Partner (MDP) to lead the planning and development of Euston station.

High-speed line project promoter HS2 has announced that the company will then work with the Greater London Authority and London Borough of Camden to develop a masterplan for the 54ha station site for sustainable mixed-use development once station construction is complete.

Euston Station Redevelopment will transform it into a modern transport hub, providing high-speed rail services from London, UK, to the Midlands, the north and Scotland.

The £2.25bn ($3.47bn) project will form a part of the High Speed 2 (HS2) rail line being developed between London and West Midlands.

The arrival of HS2 is expected to more than double the number of seats out of Euston during peak hours, improve accessibility, open up the station to the surrounding communities, and create new access routes, public and green spaces across the wider station site.

Currently, Lendlease is developing the International Quarter London at the gateway to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, which will be home to 25,000 jobs centred around some of the best transport connections in the UK.

In the six years since the Games, new neighbourhoods have been created and work is in progress to integrate the new development into the surrounding community with new streets, public spaces and leisure facilities.

Lendlease has worked with a consultant team, including Prior and Partners, Grimshaw, Arup, BIG, AHMM, Haworth Tomkins, Asif Khan and AECOM, for this purpose.

The new HS2 station will be designed with input from local communities, using best practices from stations around the world, and guidelines and specifications endorsed by a panel of architects and designers.

The project will include a new interchange with the London Underground, combining Euston and Euston Square and including provision for a future connection to a potential Crossrail 2.

HS2 had recently announced a shortlist of bidders to build the station, and appointed Engineers Ove Arup & Partners, working with Grimshaw Architects, to take forward the design.

The main construction phase is due to begin in 2019 with the first HS2 services arriving in 2026.

HS2 services will also travel beyond the new high-speed network via existing tracks to a several destinations, including Liverpool, the North West, Newcastle, Glasgow and Edinburgh.

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