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Bolton-based Booth Industries opens new factory unit to build HS2 safety doors

Progress on the manufacturing of safety doors for HS2 tunnels been made as Booth Industries, a Bolton based SME, opened its new purpose built facility where the doors will be built. Today they welcomed HS2 CEO, Mark Thurston,...

Birmingham Ladywood MP hears how constituents are benefitting from HS2

Birmingham Ladywood MP, Shabana Mahmood, has visited HS2’s Curzon Street Station site to see for herself how Eastside is being transformed in readiness for the arrival of HS2 and the city’s brand-new intercity terminus station. The visit, hosted by HS2...

HS2 Launches First Midlands Giant Tunnelling Machine

Today HS2 CEO Mark Thurston pushed the button to start HS2’s tunnel boring machine on its one-mile journey under Long Itchington Wood in Warwickshire, marking the launch of the first TBM on the Midlands section of HS2. Around 170...

HS2 embraces off-site manufacturing for first three ‘pre-fab’ green tunnels

HS2 today confirmed that Derbyshire-based Stanton Precast Ltd, has been awarded a major contract to deliver three innovative 'green tunnels' for the high-speed rail project in a move that is set to create up to 100 local jobs. Four miles...

HS2 given go ahead to construct Camden’s Construction Skills Centre

HS2 has received a resolution to grant planning approval from London Borough of Camden’s Planning Committee to build its construction site accommodation on the grounds of the former Maria Fidelis School, incorporating Camden’s new Construction Skills Centre. HS2’s Euston station...

Over 1400 formerly unemployed secure work on HS2

HS2’s success in supporting unemployed people into work is largely driven by the effectiveness of its job brokerage partnership model which launched earlier this year. By bringing together the Department for Work and Pensions, strategic regional and local stakeholders...

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...

Innovative Digital Project Controls Solution Supporting HS2 Contractor Wins Global Award

LogiKal, in partnership with Eiffage Kier Ferrovial and BAM Nuttall (EKFB), has won the prestigious Global Award for Project Controls Innovation at the Project Controls Expo Awards 2021 for SmartCOST, a state-of-the-art 5D Building Information Modelling (BIM) solution integrating...

HS2 sets equality and diversity standard across its supply chain

HS2’s pledge to increase diversity and champion inclusion across its supply chain has taken another giant leap forward with the launch of its new Marketplace platform. HS2 Marketplace, which launches today (1 November 2021), is designed to support companies of...

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Rail Staff Christmas Carol Service returns in person

This year’s Rail Staff Christmas Carol Service will once again take place at St Mary’s Church, Somers Town, London...