WSP will support the delivery of Brent Cross West, a new Thameslink Station located on the Midland Main Line, which will form part of the broader Brent Cross Cricklewood regeneration programme.

 

WSP, the engineering professional services consultancy, 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 £40m station in North-West London will be a gateway to a vibrant new town centre, and forms part of the wider 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.

Commencing immediately, WSP’s Rail Stations team will work with architects Chapman Taylor to create an iconic, inclusive new station for the Brent Cross and Cricklewood areas, to achieve opening in spring 2022.

The station 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.

Dan Bishop, Group Director of Stations at WSP, 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 as Group Director of 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.

Increased train travel and the electrification of rail networks across the UK will support the Government’s ambition to decarbonise transport across the UK as part of the 2050 net zero target, a commitment which WSP is proud to help deliver.

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Brent Cross West Station

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Katie Brown, Senior PR Executive

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About Brent Cross Thameslink

Brent Cross Thameslink is part of a £419m joint venture between Barnet Council and Re Ltd, (a Capita company), to construct the new Brent Cross West Thameslink station, replacement sidings and train driver accommodation building to serve the Midland Mainline together with other critical infrastructure improvements.

About WSP

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With more than 8,200 talented people in the UK and approximately 49,500 globally, we engineer projects that will help societies grow for lifetimes to come. WSP has been involved in many high-profile UK projects including the re-development of London Bridge Station and Quarter, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, HS2, Transport for the North Strategic Development Corridor studies, One Blackfriars and the Shard.

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