The construction teams will work alongside the designers to turn Euston in North London into a state-of-the-art gateway to the capital and create the new transport hub at Old Oak Common in west London.
It is hoped that the investment in these two areas will help deliver 29,000 new homes around the stations, attract new businesses and developers, and create two of the best-connected stations in the UK when they open in 2026. Similarly, the development of Birmingham’s HS2 station will stimulate the construction of 6,000 new homes.
The wider regeneration work in Euston will include the transformation of the former railway sidings and light industrial zone into a new 25,500-home community. At Euston, 11 new platforms will be built in two phases to triple capacity, and almost 4,000 new homes will also be built in the station’s environs.
"The winning bidders will need to ensure that the stations provide the best possible customer experience," says Transport Minister Paul Maynard. "But there will also be huge and exciting opportunities for development around all HS2 station sites, not just in London and the West Midlands, but also in Manchester, Leeds, Sheffield, and the East Midlands unlocking huge opportunities for new jobs, homes, and economic growth."
"Launching this competition is another major milestone for HS2," adds Mark Thurston, HS2 Ltd chief executive. "Over the next decade, the successful bidders will go on to build 2 of the most challenging and high profile elements of the project: a brand new transport hub at Old Oak Common that will kick-start the regeneration of the site, plus a major expansion of Euston.
"We’re looking for the best the construction industry has to offer. Companies that share our commitment to safety, efficiency, environmental protection and value for money."
Bidders are invited to tender by the end of this year, and the contract will be awarded in autumn 2018.