Arup bags another High Speed 2 contract Mar 2012
HS2 Ltd News Release
- Design and engineering consultancy Arup is awarded the £10 million contract to produce preliminary designs for the UK's High Speed 2 (HS2) main rail terminus at Euston.
- The award is a further boost for Arup, which last month was awarded a £7 million contract to provide environmental overview services for the London-Birmingham high speed line under Lot 3 (Environmental Services). The total value of all contracts in this lot is up to £75 million.
- The latest award for Euston Station's redevelopment, including an architectural redesign, will create an all-new facility that will combine existing rail services with those required for HS2, which was given the preliminary go-ahead in January this year.
- Alsion Munro, Chief Executive of HS2 Ltd, 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 Birmingham, and eventually onto the north-west and north-east of England and Scotland.
HS2 features a redesigned Euston Station as its central hub
- "Following a comprehensive selection process, we have awarded this contract to Arup, supported by Grimshaw and Costain, for their innovative approaches towards engineering, architectural design and construction logistics."
- The contract is the second to be awarded under HS2 Ltd's Professional Services Framework (Lot 1 - Civil and Structural Design Services).
- A total of nine companies, four of them in partnerships, are competing for up to £280 million worth of consultancy and design services under four separate lots. Each lot will be further subdivided into smaller contracts.
- Arup is competing for contracts in Lots 1,2 and 3 (Civil Engineering and Structural Design Services, Railways System Design Services, and Environmental Services), along with AECOM-Hyder, WSP, ERM, Mott MacDonald, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Jacobs, Systra, Atkins, and Capita Symonds-Ineco.
- Contracts are being awarded by HS2 Ltd, and are set to be rolled out fairly rapidly now that a development partner, CH2M-Hill, has been appointed (in a separate contract worth £70 million).
UK High Speed 2 development partner selected - TunnelTalk, January 2012
Seven shortlisted for High Speed 2 design - TunnelTalk, February 2012
Design partnership for UK High Speed 2 - TunnelTalk, August 2011
Extra tunnels seal UK High Speed rail approval - TunnelTalk, January 2012
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