HS2 Limited has revealed the designers for its £1.3 billion high speed train station at Old Oak Common.
WSP UK, the design partners behind projects like the Shard, King's Cross station and several Crossrail projects, has been named as the station's designers.
Wilkinson Eyre Architects will partner on the project, drawing from its experience with projects like the Battersea Power Station redevelopment, the Emirates Air Line cable car and Davies Alpine House at Kew Gardens.
The new station will lie at the heart of country's largest redevelopment project, at Old Oak and Park Royal, bringing 25,500 homes and 65,000 new jobs to the area.
WSP will lead the design development of two new HS2 stations – Birmingham Curzon Street and Old Oak Common.
Wilkinson Eyre is one of the world's leading architectural practices with a portfolio of national and international award-winning projects. Since our inception in 1983, we have built a portfolio of bold, beautiful, intelligent architecture in sectors as diverse as culture, sport and leisure, education, infrastructure, residential, office and large-scale masterplanning. Project highlights include Guangzhou International Finance Center – one of the tallest buildings in the world, the giant, cooled conservatories for Singapore's Gardens by the Bay, the restoration of Sir Giles Gilbert Scott's Battersea Power Station, and the acclaimed temporary structure of the London 2012 Olympic Games Basketball Arena.
Current projects include the Compton and Edrich Stands at Lord's, a new Centre for Horticultural Science and Learning for RHS Garden Wisley and towers in London, Sydney and Toronto.
Our work is based on an informed use of technology and materials and combines a commitment to the spirit of the new with an awareness of context. This approach has won the practice numerous awards, including the prestigious RIBA Lubetkin Prize for both the Guangzhou International Finance Center and the cooled conservatories at Gardens by the Bay, and the RIBA Stirling Prize for Architecture for the Gateshead Millennium Bridge and Magna.