A new high-speed rail terminus for London at Euston, with the UK’s largest station concourseExtra-LargeTravelUK
With the arrival of HS2 (High Speed 2), London’s Euston Station will become a terminus of a new high-speed railway link to the Midlands and the north of England.
The new link will transform connectivity between regions, and have widespread economic impact on the areas surrounding each station.
The design for HS2 London Euston is led by a consortium which includes Arup, WSP, Grimshaw, Haptic and LDA Design, and is an example of how, through strategic collaboration, we can successfully participate in major infrastructure projects usually only open to much larger practices.
Delivered in a single stage, the station will have 10 new high-speed rail lines, serving up to 17 trains per hour, and will significantly improve the passenger experience at the existing Network Rail and London Underground stations.
At the heart of our design is a ground-level concourse, opening out onto new public spaces to the north and south of the station.
At 300 metres long and 20% larger in area than Trafalgar Square, the concourse is the largest in the UK, and will allow passengers and visitors to move freely through the site and out into the surrounding neighbourhoods.
A dramatic roof will shelter shopping and station facilities at ground and first floor levels, allowing daylight to flood down into the space below.
For the first time, there will be seamless, step-free connections between the Network Rail services and underground lines that converge at the station, and of course the new HS2 platforms.
The design is currently still at concept stage and has not yet got Schedule 17 Approval
The roof uses modular construction techniques and will be prefabricated off-site, reducing costs, carbon emissions and local disruption.
The gardens of Euston Square to the south will be enhanced as part of the project, as well as a new public green space to the north and community gardens to the
Walking and cycling are prioritised as part of the sustainable transport strategy for the project, with new cycle routes and 2,000 bike parking spaces provided.