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06.02.19

HS2 unveils construction teams for major Euston and Old Oak Common station builds

HS2 has revealed the construction teams awarded contracts to deliver the London Euston terminus and the super-hub Old Oak Common station.

In deals worth £2.56bn that are expected to bring up to 4,000 jobs to the UK, the construction partners will be responsible for working with station designers and HS2 Ltd to coordinate the delivery of the station, platforms, concourse, and links to other rail services and the London Underground.

Mace Limited and Dragados S.A will oversee the work at Euston, where the station’s capacity will be doubled by HS2 to meet passenger demand and to free up capacity on the West Coast Main Line for more freight and commuter services.

HS2 said the companies have a strong track record of delivering complex and demanding infrastructure projects, including Battersea Power Station and Spain’s high-speed rail network.

Balfour Beatty, Vinci Constructions, and Systra Ltd will construct the Old Oak Common station, which just yesterday revealed its designs and plans for underground high-speed platforms and a connection with the Elizabeth Line.

HS2 chief executive, Mark Thurston, said: “Euston and Old Oak Common are two of the most important elements of the project. Two landmark stations which will help unlock tens of thousands of jobs and new homes across the capital.

“Together with our Birmingham stations, they will transform the way we travel and set new standards for design, construction and operation.

“Mace/Dragados and Balfour Beatty/VINCI have strong track records of delivering some of the world’s most challenging and exciting infrastructure projects and I look forward to welcoming them to the team.”

With stations both underground and above, Old Oak Common will have direct services to three major airports, eight out of 10 of the UK’s largest cities and Crossrail – making it the UK’s best-connected interchange.

In total, HS2 will connect over 25 destinations and 30 million people, extending from London up to Birmingham and Crewe and then to Leeds and Manchester.

HS2 minister Nusrat Ghani added: “Euston and Old Oak Common will be catalysts for real change and regeneration, driving forward growth in their local communities while providing better journeys for passengers.

“I am confident that these leading construction firms will deliver iconic stations that are safe, accessible and open to all.”

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