The London Euston HS2 Station By Grimshaw Features A Bold Geometric Roof

The London Euston HS2 Station By Grimshaw Features A Bold Geometric Roof

Architecture firm Grimshaw in collaboration with Engineering firms WSP and Arup has topped London's Euston station with a "bold geometric roof". The renovation by the firm will change the railway station into a major HS2 high-speed railway terminus. Set over three levels, the overhauled station will be the largest station in the United Kingdom that will serve up to 17 high-speed trains per hour. Once complete, it will offer high-speed connections between the UK's four biggest cities, London, Birmingham, Leeds and Manchester. Further, the station will be designed in a single phase to lower the length of the construction period. Read more about the project below at SURFACES REPORTER (SR):


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The visuals shared in 2018 were quite different from the latest designs revealed by the firm. The firm has added a folded, angular roof to give a unique look to the station. This bold, geometric roof will allow daylight to enter the internal spaces. MDJV, a partnership between contractors Mace and Dragados will carry out the construction work. The main objective is to get a BREEAM outstanding sustainability rating.

Prefabricated Geometric Roof Components

Under the new plans, London Euston will showcase a bold geometric roof design that lets an ample amount of daylight enter the station concourse.

grimshawThe project showcase The roof components will be prefabricated off-site and then are assembled and installed using modular construction technologies to lower carbon emissions and minimise costs without any interference to the existing railway service.

Major Gateway To North And Midlands

It will have 10 subsurface platforms and the existing Network Rail station will remain in operation. Euston will be the major gateway to destinations in the midlands and the north. A new London Underground ticket hall joins both Euston and Euston Square Tube stations, providing links to the Northern, Victoria, Circle, Hammersmith and City and Metropolitan Lines.

The train platforms of HS2 station are sited below ground level providing free space for the station hall to become a 300-meter-long public concourse that connects with gardens, local streets and public plazas to both the north and the south.

"The scale of the new HS2 London Euston station means we have the opportunity to create a new truly public civic space for London, a place that responds to transport and passenger needs and becomes part of the existing urban fabric and community," said Declan McCafferty, partner at Grimshaw.

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Cycle Parking and Green spaces

The entrances to the railway station will be positioned on the south, north and west sides, and will be connected to cycle routes and cycle parking spaces that can be used to accommodate almost 2,000 scales.

grimshawThe Northside will feature new public space and upgraded Euston Square Gardens. The plans also contain a provision for creating housing units.

"HS2's London Euston station is one of the most complex parts of the HS2 route, situated in a densely populated residential area and adjacent to a busy operational railway," said Laurence Whitbourn, Euston area client director at HS2.

"This station will not only benefit the local community by enabling the comprehensive redevelopment of the area but will serve as a transport super-hub acting as a gateway to the midlands and the north – enabling us to deliver better railways across the nation sooner than under previous plans," he said.

The updated plans will create businesses, shops, new homes, public realms, and open spaces. The project is expected to create 3,000 jobs during the construction phase at peak times.

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