THE London & Birmingham Railway’s northern terminus of Curzon Street station is to be given a new lease of life with the arrival of the new High Speed 2 link between the two cities.
The Grade I listed entrance building will become a visitor centre and education hub alongside the projected HS2 station under newly-revealed plans.
Curzon Street station was, like the southern terminus of Euston, designed by Philip Hardwick. Its design mirrored the much-lamented Euston Arch with its distinctive Roman influence, undoubtedly inspired by Hardwick’s trip to Italy in 1818–19.
The Grade I listed stone entrance building has arches on either side, and a portico with four massive distinctive Ionic columns in the front, made out of a series of huge blocks of stone.
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