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Revealed: big name architects in running for new HS2 stations

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Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, Foster + Partners and Grimshaw have been named on the bidding teams battling it out for High Speed 2’s (HS2) stations packages

Earlier this month the AJ’s sister title New Civil Engineer revealed which engineering-led consultant teams were shortlisted for the four major station projects.

Now the architects behind the bids for Euston Station, Old Oak Common Station in west London, Birmingham Curzon Street Station and Birmingham Interchange have been officially released (see full list of contenders bottom).

Intriguingly, for the two southern stations, Arup has teamed up with Grimshaw – the original architect on Euston station before it was replaced by WilkinsonEyre with WSP late last year.  

However, for the northern stations, the consultant has instead teamed with WilkinsonEyre.

But the roles are reversed in the WSP bids, with the consultant sticking with WilkinsonEyre for Euston and linking up with Grimshaw and Leslie Jones Architecture on its Birmingham stations submissions.

Meanwhile, Mott MacDonald has teamed with transport specialist architect Weston Williamson + Partners and Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners for both Old Oak Common and Birmingham Curzon Street.

For Euston and Birmingham Interchange, Arcadis has gone with Foster + Partners, whose Crossrail Place station completed in 2015.

Jacobs has refused to reveal its architect, saying only that it is working with BuroHappold Engineering and Idom for its shortlisted stations.

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Euston £98m

Arup

Grimshaw

WSP

WilkinsonEyre working with Chapman Taylor

Arcadis

Foster + Partners 

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Old Oak Common £70m

Arup

Grimshaw

WSP

WilkinsonEyre working with Chapman Taylor

Mott MacDonald

Weston Williamson + Partners and Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

Jacobs

BuroHappold Engineering and Idom

Birmingham Curzon Street £30m

Arup

Wilkinson Eyre

WSP

Grimshaw working with Leslie Jones Architecture

Mott MacDonald

Weston Williamson + Partners and Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

Jacobs

BuroHappold Engineering and Idom

Birmingham Interchange £23m

Arup

Wilkinson Eyre

WSP

Grimshaw working with Leslie Jones Architecture

Arcadis

Foster + Partners

Jacobs

BuroHappold Engineering and Idom

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  • Let's hope that the brief for Euston includes the resurrection of the Arch, and the maximum possible improvement and integration of the existing station and forecourt in the expansion - and there will presumably be a high rise megastructure on top, in due course.

    'Jacobs has refused to reveal its architect' but Idom are architects as well as engineers - and I'd like to think that Buro Happold wouldn't want to be associated with mediocre architecture.

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