The Mace Dragados joint venture has moved onto the construction site adjacent to Euston station to begin work on HS2’s new Euston station
Mace Dragados was chosen as HS2’s construction partner for Euston Station in March last year and have been working closely with HS2 to prepare for the early works.
The new station will provide much-needed capacity at Euston station, doubling the number of peak time seats available on Britain’s new rail network.
A new concourse, platforms for the low-carbon, high-speed trains and improved connections to Euston and Euston Square Underground stations are part of the build programme.
New welfare accommodation has been erected at the site, with steps taken to give the site crews space to social distance due to the current global pandemic.
Piling work for the basement wall of the station will begin in advance of the large scale excavations and substructure works next year.
An important milestone for HS2
Laurence Whitbourn, HS2’s Euston area client director, said: “The construction of HS2 is rapidly increasing in pace and the handover of the Euston site to our construction partner Mace Dragados is another important milestone in the programme to build Britain’s new low-carbon, high speed railway.
“The progress in our work comes at a good time as we help support the British economy and construction sector as part of the post-pandemic economic recovery creating new jobs and providing contract opportunities.”
Mace Dragados project director, Martyn Woodhouse, added: “This is an incredibly exciting moment for the team, getting on site and shovels in the ground is what it’s all about and it’s great to be getting started.”
The progress at Euston station will also kick off the search for suppliers for over £400m worth of work over the next two years.
The project team will be looking for future suppliers to the project for packages ranging from water treatment systems through to lifts and escalator systems.