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All aboard: HS2 is coming to London

Ahead of its arrival into the capital, the team leading the design and construction of Britain’s new railway, High Speed Two (HS2), is hitting the streets with a brand-new community roadshow. The roadshow team will visit towns and cities from...

HS2 retrofit technology cuts carbon and costs for whole construction industry

Successful retrofit trial on large Non-Road Mobile Machinery certified by the Energy Saving TrustThe trial on older vehicles showed emissions reduced to new vehicle standards, leading to better air quality on construction sitesGreen light for industry-wide roll-out will bring...

HS2 archaeologists make a once-in-a-lifetime Iron Age discovery, dubbed ‘The Hillingdon Hoard’

Archaeologists working in West London on the HS2 project have uncovered a fascinating rare set of Iron Age potins, an early version of the coin, dating back to the 1st century BC. The hoard of over 300 potins is a...

Major milestone as HS2 begins search for Phase 2b ground investigation contractors

Plans to extend Britain’s new high speed railway from the Midlands to the North took a giant leap forward this week as HS2 Ltd announced that it has begun the search for a team of specialist ground investigation contractors. The single framework...

HS2 hits 650 apprenticeships milestone

On the one-year anniversary of the Government’s Plan for Jobs, HS2 Ltd has announced that the project has reached another major milestone in its bid to build a lasting legacy of skills and education in the UK. Solihull resident, Danielle...

HS2 announces new landmark as 700,000 trees planted and over 100 new habitats thriving on Phase One of the project

As part of its extensive environmental programme, HS2 has today announced that its contractors have now planted 700,000 trees and created over 100 wildlife sites along the route between the West Midlands and London. The wildlife sites represent...

HS2 unveils eco-friendly vegetable oil fuel innovation during London Climate Action Week

UK first as eco-friendly Hydro-treated Vegetable Oil (HVO) fuelled piling rig trialled on HS2 construction site in London.One of many green innovations on sites across the project, including hybrid and fully electric machinery, battery powered lighting, hydrogen power units...

Momentum builds as HS2 launches second giant tunnelling machine

HS2 this week launched ‘Cecilia’ - the second of two enormous 2,000 tonne tunnelling machines that will excavate the ten mile long tunnels beneath the Chiltern hills just outside London. The first machine – ‘Florence’ – was launched just...

New HS2 landscape design will revive Midlands Heritage Hotspot

Extensive new landscape and wildlife areas inspired by local heritage will be created around two new HS2 viaducts over the River Cole in Warwickshire.New footpaths and cycleways will promote active travel and enable people to explore the rich history...

Minister leads call for South East businesses to bid for work on HS2

HS2 Minister Andrew Stephenson is hosting an online event for small and medium sized businesses in the South East to demonstrate just how simple it is to register an interest in joining HS2’s supply chain. Construction of the first phase...