The High Speed Rail Urban Integration Project involves a complex transformation of significant areas surrounding the new high-speed rail connecting Spain and France.

Our team in Spain has been appointed to adapt and design the railway’s infrastructure to develop a modern, interconnected urban environment.

Several neighbourhoods previously divided by the railway will be integrated including Sagrera, Sant Marti and Sant Andreu, with the aim of fostering social cohesion and bringing economic opportunities to local communities.

The scheme involves the development of extensive residential, commercial and leisure spaces, including a 20,000 square metre park connecting around 180,000 people within a ten minute walk.

These vital spaces will be developed strategically around the realigned overground and underground transportation network which include the high-speed railway, metro, intercity railway and bus stops.

The size and technical complexity of the scheme will see the project become one of Spain’s urban landmarks as well as reinforce Barcelona’s position as a major European railway hub.

The strategic alliance between France and Spain’s state-owned railway companies will see the two main continental high-speed networks connected.