But award of Old Oak Common station not yet inked because of legal action

A team led by Mace has signed on the dotted line to confirm its appointment to lead the construction of the new HS2 station at Euston in central London.

The Mace/Dragados team beat three others to the £1.6bn deal including long-time favourite, a joint venture made up of Costain and Skanska.

But the contract award for the planned HS2 station at Old Oak Common has still not been signed off after Bechtel launched legal action against HS2 after missing out on the £1.1bn contract.

The US contractor filed a part seven claim against High Speed Two Limited last month.

The firm is contesting the decision which saw a joint venture made up of Balfour Beatty and Vinci come out victorious.

Bechtel pulled out of the bidding last year for the Euston Station terminal to focus its efforts on Old Oak Common.

Bechtel, which is being represented by London-based law firm Hogan Lovells International, declined to comment, while a HS2 spokesperson said the company could not comment on legal matters.

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