The HS2 Bill has nearly passed through Parliament and is on track to be signed into law shortly. This will conclude a three year process and will formally authorise the route from London to Birmingham to be constructed. CTU has worked proactively throughout this process to secure the best outcomes for Camden Town’s businesses, including lobbying for the proposed HS1-HS2 Link to be dropped, and petitioning the House of Commons Bill Select Committee for a more ambitious vision for Euston. Outside of Parliament, we have engaged closely with HS2 Ltd and Department for Transport officials to ensure members’ interests are at the heart of planning for the Camden area.
But the real work is only just beginning. Over the course of this year, the designs and the planning brief for the new Euston Station will be developed. As a major transport hub within our business community, Euston can act as a great catalyst for growth. But this will require designs that improve access to the surrounding communities, a planning brief focused on local regeneration, and maximised opportunities to support local business throughout construction. To support these aims, we will be holding a series of four Business Forums with HS2 Ltd. The first of these panel-led events will take place on 22nd February from 12 – 1.30 pm at the National Temperance Hospital, and will explore the ‘Euston Masterplan’. Speakers including Stuart Westgate, HS2 Programme Development Director, will outline their visions for the future of the station and the surrounding area, and how we can work together to make this a reality.
All members of the CTU BID are invited to join – please email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP or find out more.