HS2 pioneers UK-first ‘box-slide’ bridge over the M42 in North Warwickshire

HS2 Ltd is set to start construction of the first HS2 railway bridge over a motorway in the Midlands this month, using innovative technology to dramatically reduce traffic disruption.The 10,000 tonne bridge ‘box’ structure has a base, three walls...

Progress at HS2 Superhub station Old Oak Common as construction of main station box begins

Work to construct the 850m-long station box at HS2’s Old Oak Common station began last month as concrete frame and substructure specialist, Expanded, started on site. Expanded has been appointed by Balfour Beatty, VINCI SYSTRA joint venture (BBVS), HS2’s...

HS2 celebrates big carbon saving on UK’s longest rail bridge

HS2 is on track to cut the amount of embedded carbon in the Colne Valley Viaduct by at least 28.4%, as works continue for what will be the UK’s longest railway bridge.Applying lessons from the construction of the latest...

HS2 announces hundreds of new job opportunities in the West Midlands

Balfour Beatty VINCI (BBV), HS2’s construction partner for the West Midlands, has announced it has hundreds of new jobs to fill across its supply chain.With local job vacancies ranging from apprenticeships, to site operatives and office-based support roles, BBV...

Balfour Beatty VINCI training academy will upskill local people ready for work on HS2

Balfour Beatty VINCI, the construction partner of HS2 for the West Midlands, has opened the doors to a new training academy.Based on the Bordesley Green campus of South and City College, the Balfour Beatty VINCI Skills Academy is a...

HS2 launches innovative virtual exhibition to showcase commitment to tackle climate change

In the run-up to COP26, HS2 Ltd has launched a virtual tour of its eco-friendly Interchange Station to profile how the new high speed railway will help the UK tackle climate change.The 360 degree online tour hosts a virtual...

Final week to register for HS2’s biggest ever supply chain event

With just two weeks to go until its biggest ever ‘Meet the Contractor’ event launches, High Speed Two (HS2) Ltd is making a final call for UK businesses to register their attendance.Thousands of virtual seats have already been snapped...

Spectacular video shows HS2 contractors remove disused bridge to prepare for the new high speed rail route into Birmingham

In preparation for the construction of the northern section of HS2’s Phase One route between London and the West Midlands, main works civils contractor Balfour Beatty VINCI (BBV) have successfully demolished a disused bridge in Saltley near Birmingham.The Heartlands...

Pete Waterman unveils name of HS2 tunnelling machine

Legendary music producer and rail enthusiast Pete Waterman has visited HS2’s Long Itchington Wood Tunnel site in Warwickshire to unveil the name of HS2’s first tunnel boring machine (TBM) on the northern section of Phase One.During a ceremony on...

Delivery of HS2’s next phase to Crewe gathers pace as Phase 2a Design and Delivery Partner shortlisted

HS2 Ltd today shortlisted bidders to become the Phase 2a Design and Delivery Partner (DDP) for the new section of Britain’s high speed rail network, connecting the West Midlands and Crewe.The £500million contract will see the successful bidder partner...