HS2 Ltd has confirmed the construction teams who will deliver work at London Euston and Old Oak Common super-hub.
For Euston, the intention is to appoint the joint venture of Mace Ltd and Dragados S.A; while for Old Oak Common, the joint venture of Balfour Beatty, VINCI Construction UK Ltd, VINCI Construction Grands Projets SAS and SYSTRA Ltd have been appointed.
It is the latest stage in the significant infrastructure project that is already supporting in excess of 7,000 jobs either on site or through a supply chain spanning the whole of the UK.
The construction teams for the station will work alongside HS2 Ltd and station partners to guarantee delivery of the station, its platforms, concourse and links to the London Underground and other rail services.
Old Oak Common is a significant piece of the jigsaw, given this is where HS2 will meet the Elizabeth line, once both are open and the latter’s delays are ironed out.
The arrival of HS2 at Old Oak Common will kick-start the largest regeneration project in the UK, supporting 65,000 jobs and delivering more than 25,000 new homes.
It will be the best connected station in the UK, comprising of direct services to three major airports, eight of Britain’s 10 largest cities, along with the Elizabeth line.
At Euston meanwhile, the capacity will more than double thanks to the arrival of HS2, dealing with increased passenger demand and simultaneously freeing up space on the west coast mainline.
This will benefit passengers, but also allow for more freight journeys, which is important in reducing pollution and the carbon footprint.
After announcing the construction teams, Mark Thurston, HS2 Ltd’s Chief Executive, spoke of the importance of these schemes.
“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.
“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.”