Civils and stations

11.03.19

Mace and Dragados sign £1.3bn HS2 contract to construct Euston station

Mace and Dragados has signed a £1.3bn contract with HS2 over the construction of Euston station, ending speculation of a legal challenge from rival bidders who lost out on the contract.

The announcement comes just over a month after HS2 revealed the construction teams that had won the contracts to deliver the London Euston Terminus and the super-hub Old Oak Common Station, with Mace/Dragados winning the former.

Balfour Beatty and Vinci Constructions won the contract for Old Oak Common, but earlier this month Bechtel sued HS2 over its handling of the tender process.

The American engineering firm had lost out in its bid for the £1bn contract, but lodged a High Court claim over the construction of the west London station claiming its procurement process was unfair.

At least two rival bidders for the Euston contract were reported to have been considering a legal challenge, but no further action has been made.

Mace and Dragados have today signed contracts to deliver the project’s Euston terminus.

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Jason Millett, COO for consultancy at Mace on behalf of the Mace/Dragados joint venture, said: “Today’s contract signing marks the start of a close partnership that will last over a decade and transform one of the capital’s most important stations beyond recognition.

“The successful delivery of the new Euston Station for HS2 is not only important for residents of Camden and London, but it will improve capacity, reliability, and journey times for millions of people travelling from the Midlands and the north of England every year.

“Combining Mace’s unbeatable knowledge of major infrastructure project delivery in the UK with Dragados’s world-class high-speed rail expertise, we are assembling one of the highest-calibre teams in the country to deliver this bold and ambitious vision for Euston.”

The appointment brings an end to a 19-month procurement process, with the joint venture joining the existing early works contractor at Euston, a Costain/Skanska joint venture.

Mark Thurston, HS2’s chief executive, added: “Mace and Dragados have a strong track record of delivering some of the world’s most challenging and exciting infrastructure projects and we’re delighted that they’re joining the HS2 team as our Construction Partner for Euston.

“Together, we will deliver a new landmark station that will be the London gateway to HS2, transforming the way we travel and setting new standards for design, construction and operation.”

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