Construction teams are being sought to help complete the HS2 route by delivering two new stations.
Two new stations are required, at Euston and Old Oak Common, with designers working alongside HS2 Ltd, and the Euston and Old Oak Common designers, to deliver the transport hubs. The successful bidders will act as construction partners, responsible for programme management as well as procuring, integrating and managing the complex supply chains.
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Works at Euston will transform the gateway, bringing it into the 21st Century. Eleven platforms will be built over two phases, nearly tripling the capacity of the station, and improving people’s journeys. The staged approach to will ensure existing services can continue to operate, reducing both disruption for passengers and the effects on the community as a whole at any one time.
The opportunity for sustainable mixed-use development will be accommodated into the designs, which could support up to 14,000 new jobs and almost 4,000 new homes.
A brand new integrated transport hub will be created at Old Oak Common, meaning HS2 will boast some of the best transport connections anywhere on the network, including direct HS2 services to Liverpool, the North West, Glasgow and Edinburgh, while new platforms will give connections to Crossrail and services to Wales and the West of England.
A wider transformation of the former railway sidings and light industrial zone is also being carried out, led by the Mayor of London’s Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation. The aim is to create a thriving new community with up to 65,000 jobs and 25,500 new homes.
Transport Minister, Paul Maynard, said: “The launch of the search for construction teams to build the southern HS2stations is another major step towards making Britain’s new railway, a catalyst for growth across the country. And next year HS2 Ltd will begin the hunt for companies to build the two Birmingham stations.
“The winning bidders will need to ensure that the stations provide the best possible customer experience. But there will also be huge and exciting opportunities for development around all HS2 station sites, not just in London and the West Midlands, but also in Manchester, Leeds, Sheffield, and the East Midlands, unlocking huge opportunities for new jobs, homes and economic growth.”
HS2 Ltd Chief Executive, Mark Thurston, said: “Launching this competition is another major milestone for HS2. Over the next decade, the successful bidders will go on to build 2 of the most challenging and high profile elements of the project; a brand new transport hub at Old Oak Common that will kick-start the regeneration of the site plus a major expansion of Euston.
“We’re looking for the best the construction industry has to offer. Companies that share our commitment to safety, efficiency, environmental protection and value for money. Together we will create 2 iconic stations, gateways to the capital and to the nation that local communities and the travelling public can be proud to call their own.”
Bidders will be invited to tender by the end of the year, with contract award expected in autumn 2018.
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