Landscape architects and public realm experts on HS2 design panel

The Government has announced the names of the 45 members of the independent design panel for the High Speed 2 rail project.

HS2 Design Panel members named. Image: HS2
HS2 Design Panel members named. Image: HS2

The panel will be the project’s independent advisor, helping it to deliver on its key design principles. Members from the group will also form part of the regional site-specific design panels.

Experts in design fields including urban, landscape, digital and brands will work alongside internationally-renowned architects, sustainability experts and engineering specialists to help guide HS2’s development, the Government said.

Among them are landscape architect and consultant Annie Coombs, founder of landscape architecture firm J & L Gibbons Johanna Gibbons, urban and landscape design expert Tom Holbrook, LDA Design board director and landscape architect Alister Kratt, LDA board director and masterplanner Selina Mason, urban design consultant Paul Watson, Publica founding director Lucy Musgrave, and Kathryn Moore, president of the International Federation of Landscape Architects.

Chair Sadie Morgan, of dRMM Architects, said the panel would "mentor and inspire" the project so that it becomes a "transformational railway system which will exceed all of our expectations".

"The British creative and engineering industry is already delivering outstanding examples of design excellence around the world. HS2 is a huge opportunity to bring that brilliance home."

Transport minister Robert Goodwill said the panel will help ensure HS2 gives passengers the experience they want, and that HS2 will be "sympathetic" to the landscape it is built in.

The full panel list with biographies is available here (PDF).


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