The design and development partners Arup and WSP have been selected to undertake detailed design for the ‘landmark’ Birmingham Curzon Street, Birmingham Interchange and Old Oak Common stations and the rebuilding of London Euston station. The announcement, made by HS2 Ltd, details the four phase one station projects as:
- Birmingham Curzon Street: WSP UK with Grimshaw Architects;
- Birmingham Interchange: Ove Arup & Partners International, with Arup Associates and Wilkinson Eyre Architects;
- Old Oak Common: WSP UK with Wilkinson Eyre Architects;
- London Euston: Ove Arup & Partners International with Grimshaw Architects.
The new HS2 stations will be designed with input from local communities, using best practice principles from stations around the world, and guidelines and specifications endorsed by an independent panel of architects and designers.
HS2 Ltd Chief Executive Mark Thurston said the station designs would “showcase world-class architecture, ease of use and value for money”, drawing on best practice from around the world as well as guidelines and specifications endorsed by an independent panel of architects and designers.