Mayor of London visits Camden to discuss HS2 and Euston
Photo credit: Ben Broomfield Photography and Camden Council
Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, visited Camden today to see first-hand the impact construction of High Speed 2 (HS2) could have on the borough.
The Mayor was given a tour of the Euston area by Council leader Sarah Hayward, where issues including mitigating HS2 construction disruption and, if HS2 goes ahead, the need for a comprehensive redevelopment of Euston Station were discussed.
In a meeting with residents and business representatives, the Mayor heard the concerns of the Camden community, and engaged on issues including air quality, loss of open space, the movement of materials and spoil by rail and residential mitigation.
“It’s great to welcome the Mayor to see first-hand the problems we’re facing with the Government’s current plans for HS2 at Euston and for him to meet concerned residents. We’re delighted that he supports our call for a temporary terminus at Old Oak Common to allow for comprehensive redevelopment at Euston Station.”
The Mayor, also chair of Transport for London, heard how a comprehensive redevelopment of Euston Station is needed to align the station's development with the proposed HS2 and Crossrail 2 stations and over station development. This comprehensive redevelopment would unlock the maximum amount of new affordable homes and jobs around a world-class station and reduce the impact of destruction on our surrounding communities.
Camden Council also joined the Mayor on a tour of the Francis Crick Institute in Somers Town, which is set to become a world-leading, medical research centre and gave its backing to the Mayor’s #LondonIsOpen campaign.