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Sunrise over Euston Station and the surrounding Central London area, overlooking the ongoing HS2 works on multiple construction sites

News Our HS2 Euston Station time-lapse makes international news

5 February 2019 Kate

HS2 has revealed the first stages of ongoing works at Euston Station through our time-lapse video, which is now being watched around the world.

We are currently capturing major excavation works at St James’s Gardens near the major transport hub, which will eventually expand to form the starting terminal of the UK’s new high-speed railway – High Speed 2.

We have been working closely with HS2 and contractors CSJV (a Costain-Skanska joint venture) to capture both erection of the ‘encapsulation structure’ and the ongoing dig at the site, formally a burial ground for the parish of St James’s Piccadilly.

Last week it was reported that the coffin and remains of Captain Matthew Flinders, credited for the first circumnavigation of Australia, had been found during the archeological dig currently taking place at the site.

Our first time-lapse video from this work, where we have been capturing since July 2018, has been picked up by both local, national and international news outlets, including the Evening Standard, Huffington Post and ABC News in Australia.

We continue to carefully capture the excavation works from inside the tents at St James’s Gardens, along with wider enabling works across the HS2 sites at Euston.

HS2 enabling works at Euston Station

Euston Station is the starting point for Phase 1 of HS2, which will eventually run from the London railway terminus right up to Curzon Street in Birmingham, West Midlands.

Another of our periodic edits from this phase of works helped to document one of the first important development milestones, along the northwest approach to the station.

Shared publicly by HS2 at the end of last year, it showcases the staged removal and careful demolition of the former DB Cargo carriage shed, revealing the site where the new approach tunnels will be built.

Our demolition time-lapse video was released as part of a dedicated government news article on the tunnel portal clearance works.

Capturing important developments in the Central London area is just part of our work for HS2. We have many more camera systems currently in situ further afield, including at the future Birmingham terminus, with even more in the pipeline.

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