High Speed 2 Railway Line

Department for Transport written question – answered on 13th February 2019.

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Photo of Dame Cheryl Gillan Dame Cheryl Gillan Conservative, Chesham and Amersham

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what fees (a) have already been paid and (b) are due to be paid to (i) WSP and (ii) WilkinsonEyre for design work on High Speed Two.

Photo of Nusrat Ghani Nusrat Ghani Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport), Assistant Whip (HM Treasury)

WSP UK Limited acts as the station design contractor for Old Oak Common and Birmingham Curzon Street stations, which were awarded in February 2018. WSP has been paid £20,362,000 for design work related to Old Oak Common and £13,266,710 for design work related to Birmingham Curzon Street. WSP UK Ltd also performs a number of other advisory and engineering support functions for HS2 Ltd, including developing the RIBA2 design for Euston where it was paid £11,102,531.

Wikinson Eyre Architects Limited supports HS2 Ltd’s station designers for Old Oak Common (WSP UK Limited) and Birmingham Interchange (Ove Arup & Partners International Limited). Wilkinson Eyre are paid as a sub-contractor to the station designers and not directly by HS2 Ltd meaning that no information is held on the amount paid for design work.

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