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WSP will lead the design development of two new HS2 stations – Birmingham Curzon Street and Old Oak Common. 

Bids opened for contract opportunities early last year on HS2 stations at Birmingham Curzon Street, Birmingham Interchange, London’s Old Oak Common and London Euston. These landmark stations will be at the heart of phase one of this transformative project, promoting economic growth across the country and providing the best possible customer experience with world-class amenities.  

The WSP team will work closely with Grimshaw Architects on Birmingham Curzon Street and with Wilkinson Eyre Architects on the development on Old Oak Common.

The stations are due to open in 2026.

Darren Reed, Managing Director of Rail at WSP, said: “We look forward to collaborating with HS2 to deliver iconic, world-class and people-centred stations at Birmingham Curzon Street and Old Oak Common that represent value for money for the communities they will serve.”

Neven Sidor, Lead Design Architect at Grimshaw Partners said: “The task of embedding such a large structure within the city core’s south eastern edges brings a huge responsibility to provide the appropriate conviviality, connectivity and coherence. We look forward to realising this vision for HS2.”

Comments Oliver Tyler Director at WilkinsonEyre: “WilkinsonEyre is extremely pleased to continue our involvement in HS2 following our role on various aspects of the project over the last seven years. We are looking forward to the challenge of designing the planned new station at Old Oak Common which will act as a catalyst for one of the largest regeneration areas in London”

This latest appointment builds on WSP’s expertise leading major infrastructure projects including Crossrail Bond Street, the design of the HS2 interchange at Old Oak Common, and the redevelopment of London Bridge Station which was completed in early 2018.


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