Engineer partners with Grimshaw and Costain on job to design new Euston station

The organisation bringing forward plans for a high speed line linking London and Birmingham has awarded Arup a £10m contract to design a terminal station at Euston.

The firm, supported by architect Grimshaw and contractor Costain, will draw up plans that HS2 claims will completely transform the station and support regeneration of the surrounding area, creating 2,000 jobs.

Arup will produce preliminary designs for the whole Euston Station complex, including the architectural design of the station, contributing towards the hybrid bill due to go before parliament in late 2013..

Alison Munro, chief executive of HS2 Ltd, said she had award the contract to Arup, Grimshaw and Costain because, “of their innovative approaches towards engineering, architectural design and construction logistics”.

She said: “I am very pleased this key piece of design work for a redeveloped Euston Station has begun. Our long term vision for Euston Station is to provide the principal rail gateway for high speed rail services from London to the West Midlands, and onto the north-west and north-east of England and Scotland,” she said.