Construction News: "HS2 could add extra station enabling package"

"High Speed 2 could create additional enabling packages to support the development of its Old Oak Common station if the government decides to approve the construction of a development deck above it, Construction News has learned.

"HS2 Ltd said it would be open to adding to the station enabling deals it was currently drawing up if a deck to support over-site development was approved by the Department for Transport.

"Old Oak Common is one of four stations that will be built or redeveloped as part of phase one of the £55.7bn mega-project. HS2 also plans to redevelop London Euston while constructing new stations at Birmingham Interchange and Birmingham Curzon Street.

"Construction News understands that a number of the joint ventures bidding for the £11.8bn civils packages will keep their consortiums intact for the station bids.

"Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation chief executive Victoria Hills told Construction News the corporation was in conversation with HS2 about the technical and commercial viability of putting more development around Old Oak Common station."

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