Contractors start £900m HS2 enabling works
Enabling works contracts have been signed with three construction groups to ensure main work on the first phase of HS2 can start next year as planned.
The three contracts are each worth £300m over the next four years and cover HS2 enabling works between London and Birmingham.
HS2 Ltd has signed contracts with CS JV (Costain, Skanska) for the southern section, Fusion JV (Morgan Sindall, BAM Nuttall and Ferrovial Agroman) for the central section and LM JV (Laing O'Rourke Construction, J Murphy & Sons) for the northern stretch.
As well as archaeology, site clearance and establishing site compounds, the contractors will also deliver a range of activities including utility diversions, ecology surveys, demolition, ground remediation, watercourse activities, highways realignments, monitoring and instrumentation, structural reinforcements and drainage work.
Work starts immediately.
Jim Crawford, HS2 Ltd managing director for construction, said: “Today’s announcement marks an important milestone as we continue to move towards the start of construction and the beginning of a challenging new phase in the project. Over the coming years, our new partners will deliver the essential preparatory work we need to deliver the main construction programme on time and on budget, as well as creating jobs and training opportunities for thousands of people all along the route from London to the West Midlands and across our UK-wide supply chain.”
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This article was published on 15 Nov 2016 (last updated on 17 Nov 2016).