Revealed: HS2's latest Euston station design

Construction set to last until 2036

Wednesday, 9th March — By Tom Foot

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HS2 has revealed its latest designs for its Euston station.

The two images of the terminus – which be built to the west of the current Euston station – are the first to be made public in seven years.

The 2015 designs for the station entrance includes a golden dome flourish above the entrance was cruelly dubbed a “fungal toenail”.

The updated designs show a split roof that is described by architects as a “bold geometric design” and a “regional gateway”.

The 2022 design 

The 2015 design 

Two small parks are included in designs that HS2 Ltd said were collectively as big as St James’s Gardens, which was demolished in 2017 to make way for the new station.

A new “road”, Whittlebury Road, will run up from Euston Square Gardens between the new HS2 rail lines and the existing Euston station to the north end of Hampstead Road.

The station’s below-ground concourse will be the biggest in the country, and bigger than Trafalgar Square.

Lendlease is due to begin an 18 month consultation about its plans for the above station development in June, expected to be a huge bonanza for developers.

Construction of the station by British firm Mace and Spanish firm Dragados is expected to be finished at 2036.

The railway linking Euston and Birmingham has an £108billion budget and is expected to connect on to other cities in the north in years to come.

See the New Journal on Thursday for more detail.

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