Architect also working on Euston’s HS2 station
One of the architects working on the HS2 station at Euston has been appointed to come up with a masterplan to revamp the area around Runcorn station under proposals to take advantage of improved rail links in the area.
Halton borough council has asked We Made That to come up with proposals to redevelop the area around the town’s station.
A council spokesperson said: “Runcorn’s mainline station is an important asset for Halton, providing fast, frequent services to London and Birmingham, and it is a popular and convenient commuter station into Liverpool.
“Increased speeds on the West Coast Mainline resulting from the HS2 project will further increase passenger numbers, so it is important that the station’s setting is similarly improved.”
Others working on the plan include transport and movement specialist Steer Davies Gleave.
Public realm specialist We Made That was added to the Euston design team earlier this month. The team is headed by Grimshaw and Arup. Others working on the £1.65bn station include LDA Design, Publica and Haptic Architects.