High-Speed HS2 Railway Contracts Have Been Awarded

£6.6 billion in contracts has been awarded from the government, to companies such as Carillion, in order to help construct a new high-speed HS2 railway between London and Birmingham.

The first phase of the development starts next year and will call for the constructions of new stations, embankments, viaducts and tunnels between London and Birmingham. It is projected that this first phase will create up to 16,000 engineering jobs.

Phase two of the project will see construction work between Birmingham and Crewe and the confirmation of the route that will run between Manchester and Leeds.

Balfour Beatty’s joint venture with Vinci saw them win two contracts, worth £2.5bn. They will oversee the design and construction of the Long Itchington Wood Green tunnel to the Delta Junction/Birmingham Spur. They will also oversee the section from the Delta Junction to the west coast main line near Lichfield.