Lendlease was appointed ‘Master Development Partner’ (MDP) of the Euston development by the Secretary of State for Transport and Network Rail in 2018.
We are responsible for the planning and then the building of everything above, between and around the HS2 and Network Rail Stations – a site of almost 60 acres, that’s equivalent to about 45 football pitches. This includes new offices, homes, cafés, shops, community, leisure and entertainment facilities, and new public spaces including squares and green space.
We are doing this by creating a masterplan for Euston. While we are not actually building the stations ourselves, we work closely with HS2 – who are responsible for delivering the new HS2 tracks and station, and Network Rail – who own and operate the existing mainline station, and are leading on the design of a new mainline station at Euston. Planning for development between and above stations at the same time that new stations are being designed and delivered means we have a unique opportunity to think about how Euston can work as a complete place.
In our role as Master Development Partner, we are working with the Department for Transport, Network Rail, Camden, HS2, the Greater London Authority, Transport for London, and the local communities to set out how Euston could be transformed. We want to make sure that we deliver the best possible place at Euston, for residents, businesses, passengers, visitors, and workers.
Why development at Euston matters
We can reconnect the neighbourhoods surrounding Euston that have been divided by the station and its tracks. Building above, between and around stations means we can add more space for green and open spaces, homes and jobs.
We can create new streets which allow movement across Euston and make it easier and more enjoyable to cross the site from north to south and east to west, improving residents’ and commuters’ everyday experiences.
The development will have positive long-term impacts on the local community in a number of areas, including:
Delivering a significant number of new homes, including affordable homes
More and better parks and open spaces
Better connections between surrounding streets and neighbourhoods
A number of new cafés, shops, community, leisure and entertainment facilities
Creating new jobs
Reducing noise and air pollution
Euston is a project of national importance on the basis of its scale, location, and the transformative impact that the HS2 terminus will have on connecting London and the regions. HS2 means the UK’s capital city and its second city of Birmingham will be better connected than ever. It also means quicker, more reliable, and more frequent connections to almost all of the UK’s regional cities, boosting capacity across much of the UK’s rail network.