Tags: High Speed 2

HS2’s River Blythe Viaduct designs reflect community feedback

HS2’s designs for the River Blythe Viaduct, including landscape plans responding to community feedback, will be on show at an event in Hampton in Arden, Solihull, on Tuesday 5 December. The River Blythe Viaduct will be a 475 metre low-lying structure, just south of the new HS2 Interchange Station in Solihull, taking high speed trains […]

HS2 completes East-West Rail works at Calvert

HS2 this week completed the last section of earthworks that will carry East West Rail (EWR) services between Oxford and Cambridge over the new high-speed line, near the village of Calvert in Buckinghamshire. To reduce disruption for the community and speed up construction, HS2 contractors have built two bridges, one underpass and 3.4km of adjacent […]

HS2 adopts hi-tech digital concrete testing to cut carbon on the project

A successful trial of a ground-breaking digital measuring system for concrete has led to a roll-out across multiple HS2 sites, cutting carbon and driving efficiencies on the construction project. VERIFI® is a pioneering technology that enables real-time monitoring, measurement, and management of fresh concrete properties during transportation. By utilising on-truck sensors linked to proprietary patented […]

Businesses in every UK region share £11.5bn of HS2 contract awards

The scale of the economic boost created by HS2 is laid bare today, with new figures showing that thousands of UK businesses have won contracts to support the high-speed line’s construction. Latest quarterly data shows that over £11.5bn worth of tier two contracts have been awarded by HS2’s construction partners to businesses of all sizes, […]

Lichfield Canal restoration reaches next chapter thanks to HS2 funding

Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust (LHCRT) has completed construction of a 120-metre section of canal restoration thanks to a £75,000 grant received from HS2’s Community & Environment Fund. LHCRT started their wider restoration project in 1996, aiming to create a green and blue corridor to help connect the local community with the national canal […]

HS2 opens doors to Bucks and Oxon schools

Students from across Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire got an insight into the huge range of jobs on offer at HS2 this week when the high speed rail project opened its doors to local schools and colleges. Almost 200 students from twelve schools and colleges attended the two-day ‘Making Tracks into Construction’ event hosted in Bicester by […]

HS2 ‘super-hub’ station at Old Oak Common recognised as ‘outstanding’ for environmental designs

HS2’s new ‘super-hub’ station in West London, which will be the largest newly built station in the UK, is currently under construction, and has been awarded an outstanding rated score under the internationally recognised Building Research Establishment’s Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) assessment. BREEAM is the sectors principle indicator for excellence in building design, construction, and […]

HS2 partners with Heart of Birmingham Vocational College and local creative organisations to engage young learners in design

HS2 Ltd, the company building the UK’s new high speed rail line, has partnered with Birmingham-based Craftspace and Dual Works to run a series of creative workshops at the Heart of Birmingham College Vocational College (HBVC) based in Washwood Heath. The ‘Washwood Heath Creates’ programme, which has just finished its pilot stage, gave College learners […]

HS2 delivers third huge bridge move in the West Midlands this month – 27 hours ahead of schedule

A team of 250 people have worked around the clock to move HS2’s huge 5,600 tonne bridge into place under the Coventry to Leamington Spa railway in Warwickshire. The operation to slide the 22 metres long and 11 metres wide bridge into position took 5.5 hours and was completed 27 hours ahead of schedule. From […]

HS2 delivers economic boost as jobs and contract awards to UK businesses continue to grow

HS2’s construction has delivered a further boost to regional economies, with more UK businesses winning work and hundreds of people securing full-time jobs over the last three months, new figures show. Despite the rephasing of works at Euston and on the West Midlands – Crewe section of the railway, HS2’s workforce grew by 1,185 for […]