Architects including BIG, AHMM, Farrells and SOM are understood to be in the running to design the £4bn development above the new HS2 terminal at Euston station.
According to CN’s sister title Architects’ Journal, the firms are believed to be linked to the three heavyweight teams shortlisted for the HS2 master developer partner role at Euston.
Following the withdrawal of developers Landsec and Westfield, just Canary Wharf Group, Euston Regeneration Partnership (led by Argent Related Services) and Lendlease remain in contention.
Other architects believed to be partnering on the proposals include RIBA 2014 Stirling Prize winner Haworth Tompkins and Asif Khan.
The winning bidder will advise on and subsequently deliver a major mixed-use development, including new homes, offices and shops, working with HS2, Network Rail, the station design contract winner and local councils to create ‘a unified masterplan’ for the area.
The winner is expected to be announced early next year.
Euston station is the most complex of the four HS2 stations that will be built as part of the £55.7bn project’s phase one route from London to Birmingham.
HS2 has been contacted for comment.
Architects linked to Euston HS2 role
- Farrells with KPF (linked with Euston Regeneration Partnership led by Argent Related Services)
- Allies and Morrison with SOM (linked with Canary Wharf Group)
- AHMM, Asif Khan, BIG, Grimshaw and Haworth Tompkins (linked with Lendlease)