George Osborne paves way for rebuilding of Euston Station for HS2 arrival
Friday, 21st February, 2014
Plans for a full-scale rebuilding of Euston station to create a brand-new shopping centre, offices and apartments are signalled today by Chancellor George Osborne.
In an interview with the Evening Standard at the end of his latest trip to Hong Kong, he said the 46-year-old station should be replaced completely for the arrival of High Speed 2.
“I’m thinking that maybe we should go for a really big re-development of Euston,” he declared. “There is a really big opportunity for jobs and for housing in the area. Let’s face it — Euston is not one of the prettiest of the London stations. It was last redeveloped in the middle part of the last century.”