Balfour Beatty VINCI moves forward with HS2 work

CGI of HS2 trains at Birmingham Curzon Street station

Future Cities Forum has been reporting on the investment and policy decisions with regards to the UK government's infrastructure programme. On the morning of our February forum, it was announced that HS2 would go ahead. News has now been released that construction company Balfour Beatty VINCI is to start preparatory works following Notice to Proceed from High Speed 2 (HS2) with its two main engineering contracts worth a combined total of £5 billion.

The scope of works comprise extensive earthworks, ground engineering, viaducts and tunnels. Along a 90 kilometer stretch, work will start between the Long Itchington Wood Green tunnel in the south to the West Coast Main Line tie-in near Lichfield in the north with a major junction into Central Birmingham at Curzon Street.