Research and analysis

HS2 Park Crescent Lorry Holding Area: Requirements and Optioneering

This report assesses proposals for reasonable alternatives to an on-street lorry holding facility at Park Crescent in the City of Westminster.

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The study was carried out in response to concerns raised regarding the potential conflict between an on-street lorry holding area at Park Crescent with the route and users of the planned Cycle Superhighway 11. The requirements for lorry holding areas and their location will continue to be developed in line with the design and construction timetable.

The study was submitted to the Euston Integrated Programme Board (EIPB) for comment in line with the assurance given by HS2 Ltd to Transport for London (TfL) during the House of Commons Select Committee stage of the hybrid Bill. This report outlines the rationale, and requirements for on-street lorry holding as well as the potential alternative locations which have been identified and assessed. This was developed through a series of joint workshops with TfL, London Borough of Camden (LBC) and the City of Westminster (CoW) and seeks to take account of EIPB comments. Section 10 of this report provides a summary of feedback from TfL and LBC to enable their views, where different from HS2/DfT to be fully reflected.

The report identifies a shortlist of seven sites, which, subject to further design development, are considered to represent reasonable alternatives to the initially proposed Park Crescent lorry holding area. It is the conclusion of HS2 that the selection of an on-street lorry holding area(s) should be determined following the appointment of main works contractors for Euston Station and approach. The report also provides details of the proposed plan going forward.

The Promoter has notified EIPB of his decision regarding implementation of the proposals such that the requirements for lorry holding areas and their location should continue to be developed in line with the design and construction timetable.

Published 5 August 2016