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12/03/2012
Arup Appointed To Design New Euston


1) Most central London Destinations eg Westminster, Bond Street, can be reached far more quickly from Old Oak Common than from Euston
2) The "minimal" additional landtake at Euston is bigger than St Pancras - Euston doubles in size
3) Camden & Birmingham will be charged a levy tax to pay for HS2 because they will benefit from it
4) Camden and surroundings will be disrupted for 10 years by construction work
5) The tunneling work will cost £Billions (est 22% of initial project) and
6) Many people do not want it.

HS2 Ltd – press release
12th  March 
HS2 Ltd appoints Arup to design the redeveloped Euston Station for
HS2 terminus
HS2 Ltd has appointed engineering firm Arup to produce preliminary designs
for Euston Station that will completely transform the station and support
regeneration of the surrounding area.
The redevelopment will create a high quality user-friendly terminus for HS2
and existing railway services plus a new London underground ticket office.  It
has the potential to support the creation of 2,000 jobs and provide new
modern offices and retail space.  There will also be the opportunity for new
public spaces and community facilities to be created above more spacious
platforms and the streets surrounding the station will be easier to access.
Alison Munro, Chief Executive of HS2 Ltd, said: 
"I am very pleased this key piece of design work for a redeveloped Euston
Station has begun.  Our long term vision for Euston Station is to provide the
principal rail gateway for high speed rail services from London to the West
Midlands, and onto the north-west and north-east of England and Scotland.
"Following a comprehensive selection process, we have awarded this contract
to Arup, supported by Grimshaw and Costain, for their innovative approaches
towards engineering, architectural design and construction logistics.
"Rebuilding Euston will inevitably cause significant disruption but we are
committed to working closely with the London Borough of Camden and the
GLA with the intention of agreeing a joint strategy for the Euston area and
providing new social housing to replace any that is compulsorily purchased.
This will also include engagement with local people, businesses and
community representatives.” 
Reporting to HS2 Ltd, Arup will produce preliminary designs for the whole
Euston Station complex, including the architectural design of the station. This
work will form part of the hybrid bill documentation, to be deposited by the end
of 2013. 
Arup will be supported by architectural firm Grimshaw and logistics specialists
Costain to provide designs for infrastructure development and architectural
design.  HS2 Ltd will work closely with Network Rail and TfL to maintain the
required levels of peak and off-peak train services and to provide valuable
opportunities to improve access to the tube network.
The contract, worth £10m, is the second to be awarded under HS2 Ltd’s
Professional Services Framework (Lot 1 - civil and structural design services.) The work began with the award of the contract and will continue up to the
deposit of the hybrid bill, at the end of 2013.
ENDS

 

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