New images have been released to show the size and scale of HS2’s new station at London Euston. Work is progressing on the site with the demolition of the former BHS warehouse on Hampstead Road now complete.
The building, made up of two separate three and five storey concrete-framed structures, was demolished over eight months, by a Costain and Skanska team (CSjv) and specialist subcontractors John F Hunt.
“HS2 will transform Euston, delivering much-needed extra capacity, improving journeys and unlocking the opportunity for thousands of new jobs and homes. This week’s milestone is the latest evidence of the progress we are making across London. With our fascinating archaeological programme in full swing and more than two thirds of demolitions now complete, I’d like to thank all those involved in the project for their hard work and dedication,” said HS2’s Programme Director, Matthew Botelle.
A top-down demolition technique was used, with machines lifted onto the top of the buildings and protective screening installed around the outside to limit noise and dust. During the work, more than 35,000 tonnes of concrete was crushed and reused on site. With the demolition complete, the team are now working to finish the clearance of the site, ready for handover to the station construction teams.
London Euston Station will include 400m platforms and concourse built adjacent to the existing station, doubling capacity and improving journeys for millions of people.
“Costain and Skanska have successfully completed yet another major building demolition as part of our huge HS2 enabling works programme. With more than 1,500 people now at work across the capital, we are proud to be part of what will be, the UK’s biggest infrastructure project,” added CSjv’s Programme Director, Peter Jones.
Once complete, the station will include a new entrance facing north towards Camden Town and west towards Hampstead Road and the shops and restaurants of Drummond Street. In total, the arrival of HS2 will more than double the number of seats out of the station during peak hours.