Engineering professional services consultancy WSP has been appointed by principal contractor VolkerFitzpatrick to undertake the multidisciplinary design of Brent Cross West, a new Thameslink station located on the Midland main line.
The new station in North-West London forms part of the broader Brent Cross Cricklewood regeneration programme being delivered by a joint venture between Barnet Council and Argent Related, which will deliver up to 7,500 homes and 25,000 new jobs.
The £40 million station in North-West London will be a gateway to a vibrant new town centre. It will accommodate up to eight peak stopping services and provide enhanced permeability across Barnet by providing a new, dedicated pedestrian overbridge, using roof technology to create a light and comfortable journey experience for users.
WSP’s rail stations team will work with architect Chapman Taylor to create an iconic, inclusive new station, opening in spring 2022.
WSP group director of stations Dan Bishop said: “We are proud to be part of this exciting opportunity to deliver a fantastic new gateway for Barnet. We look forward to working with VolkerFitzpatrick to deliver a new, fully integrated station that puts passengers first and provides improved connectivity with central London.”
Dan recently joined WSP to head up the stations team, which has around 150 staff across the UK. A key part of his role will include ensuring efficient integration of the wide range of engineering and design disciplines involved in every WSP stations project.
This latest project will build upon WSP’s delivery of other Thameslink stations, including London Bridge, St Pancras International and Waterbeach, as well as Crossrail stations that will interchange with the Thameslink, including Farringdon and Abbey Wood.