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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

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).
References
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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