Designs revealed for HS2 Old Oak Common Interchange

WilkinsonEyre and engineers WSP have unveiled designs for HS2 Old Oak Common interchange, a major new hub providing connections to conventional rail services including the Elizabeth Line. The station sits within a major new area of development, acting as a catalyst for regeneration and social infrastructure for West London. The development is set to help unlock up to 65,000 new jobs and 25,500 new homes.

The designs propose a series of underground high-speed platforms linked by a shared overbridge providing connections to conventional rail services. The station will be characterised by a spectacular vaulted roof inspired by the site’s industrial heritage. The undulating roof form accentuates the feeling of volume while providing high levels of daylight and enhanced external views. The station’s light, open spaces create a natural cohesion with the proposed public realm and future developments in Old Oak South.

Enabling works have commenced on site, with construction on the station due to commence next year, with the first services due to run in 2026