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Revealed: Winners of HS2 building contracts

Darren Scott

July 17, 2017

The Government has today announced the winners of the £6.6bn major construction works for HS2 Phase One.

The Transport Secretary, Chris Grayling confirmed the names of the companies who will be involved in the project which will reach Birmingham by 2026 and details of an extension to the route from Birmingham to the North West, East Midlands and Yorkshire were also confirmed.

Phase One’s Winning Contractors are:

Area South

Euston Tunnels and Approaches
SCS JV (Skanska Construction UK Ltd, Costain Ltd, STRABAG AG)

Northolt Tunnels
SCS JV (Skanska Construction UK Ltd, Costain Ltd, STRABAG AG)

Area Central

Chiltern Tunnels and Colne Valley Viaduct
Align JV (Bouygues Travaux Publics, VolkerFitzpatrick, Sir Robert McAlpine)

North Portal Chiltern Tunnels to Brackley
CEK JV (Carillion Construction Ltd, Eiffage Genie Civil SA, Kier Infrastructure and Overseas Ltd)

Brackley to South Portal of Long Itchington Wood Green Tunnel
CEK JV (Carillion Construction Ltd, Eiffage Genie Civil SA, Kier Infrastructure and Overseas Ltd)

Area North

Long Itchington Wood Green Tunnel to Delta Junction and Birmingham Spur
BBV JV (Balfour Beatty Group Ltd, VINCI Construction Grands Projets, VINCI Construction UK Ltd, VINCI Construction Terrassement)

Delta Junction to WCML Tie-In
BBV JV (Balfour Beatty Group Ltd, VINCI Construction Grands Projets, VINCI Construction UK Ltd, VINCI Construction Terrassement)

Enabling works are already underway and will clear the way for the main construction work beginning next year. Overall, the £56bn project will create around 25,000 jobs during construction as well as 2,000 apprenticeships.

CarmichaelUK has a long history of supplying contractors to some of the countries most prestigious rail projects including HS1 & Crossrail, we enjoy a close working relationship with many of the appointed firms on this project which is divided into three sections. If you’re interested in working on any of these packages, please get in touch with Rickie Patton for South, Steve Castle for Central and Dan Power for North and they’ll be happy to explore opportunities with our clients on HS2.

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