Landsec has pulled out of the race for the High Speed 2 (HS2) master developer partner role at Euston Station and New Civil Engineer understands developer Westfield has also shelved its bid.
The winner of the shortlisted bidders will act as an advisor to ensure opportunities for a future over site development are incorporated into the design at an early stage.
The first shortlist for the two stage tender was announced last July. The alleged withdrawing of the two companies would leave Canary Wharf Group, Euston Regeneration Partnership (led by Argent Related Services LLP) and Lendlease in the mix.
The shortlisted companies are currently going through a process of competitive dialogue and have submitted their stage 2 packages to HS2. The winning bidder is expected to be announced early next year.
Euston station is the most complex of the four stations which will be built be HS2 as part of its phase 1 route from Euston to Birmingham.
Landsec and Westfield have declined to comment.
HS2 Ltd declined to comment but said the stage 2 shortlist would be announced this month.
In May, New Civil Engineer revealed HS2 commercial director Beth West was leaving the business to join Landsec as head of development for its London portfolio. She will start the role next month.