Contracts are expected to be awarded early next year

Arup, Mott MacDonald, WSP, Arcadis and a joint venture between Jacobs, BuroHappold and Idom have been shortlisted for contracts to design new stations for HS2.

HS2 said the shortlisted bidders had been invited to tender for at least two of the three station packages.

The winning designers will work with HS2 Ltd to develop detailed plans for three brand new stations, at Birmingham Curzon Street, Birmingham Interchange and London’s Old Oak Common, as well as a major expansion of Euston in London.

HS2 has also revealed the shortlist of bidders for the development partner contract at Euston to redevelop up to 22 ha around Euston Station

The shortlisted bidders are Canary Wharf Group, Euston Regeneration Partnership led by Argent Related, Landsec, Lendlease and Westfield Europe.

Contracts for the station designs and the Euston master development partner role are expected to be awarded early next year.

HS2 Ltd chief executive, Mark Thurston said: “[The] announcements are a major milestone for the project, setting the scene for the next stage of the station design process. Together with the successful bidders, we will go on to deliver one of HS2’s most tangible legacies – three brand new stations and the long-term transformation of Euston.

“All four projects represent exciting opportunities to showcase the very best in engineering and design while also delivering value for money.

“We are looking for partners to help us deliver stations which not only provide unparalleled levels of accessibility, ease and convenience for our passengers, but who will work with local communities to ensure we also help unlock wider regeneration, new jobs, homes and opportunities.”