Bid race begins for HS2 stations
HS2 has launched the tender process for the design and development of four railway stations on the high speed rail project.
Contract opportunities have now been announced and the search has started for architects, designers and developers to deliver four new stations worth up to £220m.
The winning bidders will begin work with HS2 on three brand new stations located at Birmingham Curzon Street, Birmingham Interchange and London’s Old Oak Common. As well as these three stations, a spate procurement process will take place for a master development partner for the expansion of London Euston.
Transport Minister Andrew Jones said: “The search for design teams to produce plans for new stations and world-class amenities for London Euston, Old Oak Common, Birmingham Interchange and Birmingham Curzon Street stations is a major step towards making HS2 a catalyst for growth across the country.”
HS2 commercial director Beth West explained: “We’re looking for the brightest and the best from across the industry to help us deliver one of the most tangible legacies of the HS2 project – three brand stations and a major expansion of London Euston.
“All four present unique challenges and opportunities for the winning bidders. Together we will deliver world-class designs that help unlock wider local regeneration opportunities and provide unparalleled levels of accessibility, ease and convenience for the travelling public.”
Bidders for the station designs and the Euston Master Development Partner are expected to be shortlisted in the summer, with contracts signed early next year.
Our expert rail Principal Recruitment Consultant, Carly Fripp states that “this is a really exciting time for the rail industry and its workers. With projects like HS2 progressing rapidly over the next few years, this is the perfect time to look at jobs and progress within all specialties across the rail industry.’’
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