HS2 Phase One Stage One winners announced17 July 2017
Great Britain - The High Speed Two project has announced the winning bidders to construct the first stage of the first phase of the project, which is split into three ‘Areas’.
The expected total value of these contracts including both Stage 1 and Stage 2 (the full construction phase) is currently estimated to be worth £6.6 billion. The winning consortia are:
- S1: Euston Tunnels and Approaches – SCS JV (Skanska Construction UK, Costain, Strabag)
- S2: Northolt Tunnels – SCS JV (Skanska Construction UK, Costain, Strabag)
- C1: Chiltern Tunnels and Colne Valley Viaduct – Align JV (Bouygues Travaux Publics, VolkerFitzpatrick, Sir Robert McAlpine)
- C2: North Portal Chiltern Tunnels to Brackley – CEK JV (Carillion Construction, Eiffage Genie Civil, Kier Infrastructure and Overseas)
- C3: Brackley to South Portal of Long Itchington Wood Green Tunnel – CEK JV (Carillion Construction Ltd, Eiffage Genie Civil, Kier Infrastructure and Overseas)
- N1: Long Itchington Wood Green Tunnel to Delta Junction and Birmingham Spur – BBV JV (Balfour Beatty Group, Vinci Construction Grands Projets, Vinci Construction UK, Vinci Construction Terrassement)
- N2: Delta Junction to WCML Tie-In – BBV JV (Balfour Beatty Group, Vinci Construction Grands Projets, Vinci Construction UK, Vinci Construction Terrassement).
This tranche of works covers the main civil engineering work on the first phase of HS2 between London and Birmingham – including construction of tunnels, bridges, embankments and viaducts. Transport Secretary Chris Grayling announced the decision to award contracts today, 17 July.
Grayling said of the occasion: “This is a hugely important step in the construction of Britain’s new railway and underlines this government’s determination to deliver an economy that works for all. HS2 will deliver vital links between some of our country’s biggest cities, helping to drive economic growth and productivity in the north and midlands. As well as providing desperately needed new seats and better connecting our major cities, HS2 will help rebalance our economy.
David Higgins, Chairman of HS2, said: “This is a huge day for the HS2 project and for the country. These contracts will support 16,000 jobs here in Britain and will create opportunities for thousands of small and medium-sized enterprises. HS2 was always designed to be much more than just a high speed railway and today we can see the opportunities it brings right around the country - spreading prosperity, acting as a catalyst for investment and rebalancing our economy 10 years before the railway even opens.”