Farrells appointed for HS2 East Midlands hub

Architect-planners Farrells have completed a strategic study setting out key design principles for a new hub station in the East Midlands for HS2 phase 2.

Concept drawing for the new station. Image: Farrells
Concept drawing for the new station. Image: Farrells

The company has previously drawn up proposals for the HS2 interchanges at Crewe and Old Oak Common.The objective of this new hub will be to maximise the economic growth potential for the East Midlands, linking the station with surrounding areas and cities.

Commissioned by East Midlands Councils, and with engineering support from Peter Brett Associates, the report sets out a world-class level of ambition for the station design, and guides future HS2-driven growth.

Farrells' recommendations include the creation of a high quality public square as a gateway to the station, as well as green corridors are the first infrastructure to be put in place.

Infrastructure partner at Farrells, Neil Bennett said: "We are delighted to have won this commission and continue to bring our knowledge and experience of designing high speed stations throughout the world back to the UK."

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