HS2 Old Oak Common Station
8 YEAR PROJECT
HIGH SPEED 2 LTD
BALFOUR BEATTY VINCI
SYSTRA JOINT VENTURE
HS2 Old Oak Common Station will be the UK’s best-connected rail station, providing direct services to three major airports and eight of Britain’s ten largest cities.
Management of the construction and delivery of HS2’s Old Oak Common Station was awarded to the Balfour Beatty VINCI SYSTRA joint venture in September 2019.
The team is responsible for the final design, construction and commissioning of the station, delivering six underground platforms (four for HS2 and two for Crossrail) and eight platforms on the adjacent Great Western Main Line.
Old Oak Common is expected to serve 250,000 passengers per day. It will provide an interchange between HS2 and the new Elizabeth line to central London, Heathrow Airport, Slough and Reading, Heathrow Express and Great Western Railway services.
- 14 platforms
- 850m-long underground box
- Twin tunnels to the southern terminus at Euston
- More than 50 lifts and escalators
- Green space for the community
- Workforce of approximately 2,500 at construction peak
The Old Oak Common Station Integrated Project Team sees High Speed 2, Balfour Beatty VINCI SYSTRA, WSP, Network Rail and the wider supply chain working together as one team.
This integrated approach brings all parties together to work towards achieving a common goal; promoting collaboration, transparency, trust and accountability across all operations.
Valuing each other
The team is committed to eradicating discrimination, promoting equality and inclusion, and creating a culture where people feel a sense of belonging and are valued for their unique contributions.
Balfour Beatty VINCI SYSTRA has achieved a Clear Assured Bronze Standard accreditation for their work to address disproportionality in the workplace along with other EDI efforts.
To foster interconnectivity across all the tiers of the supply chain, the team holds regular Supply Chain Webinars.
These webinars cover essential reference information for suppliers who are interested in being involved or bidding for work at Old Oak Common Station, ranging from what the team is buying and when to details of how to prepare a tender document.