Project Update: HS2

HS2 remains on schedule with main works contracts  having been awarded in July. Enabling Works contractors are already on board and preparing activities on the ground over the next few months.

The £900m package of enabling works is shared between seven firms in three consortia. A Costain Skanska joint venture, a three-way partnership between Morgan Sindall, BAM Nuttall and Ferrovial Agroman and Laing O’Rourke Construction in joint venture with J Murphy & Sons. The early works will include site investigations, enabling works, demolition and land preparation on phase 1 which will link London to Birmingham and the West Coast Main Line near Lichfield, a total of 225 route-km.

The enabling works are designed to clear the way ahead of the main contractors starting on site from next year and 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)

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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