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HS2 Ltd seeks delivery partner in £350M deal


HS2 Ltd is seeking a delivery partner for the first 10 years of the mega project to create rapid links between London and the North.

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Procurement process starts for £900M HS2 enabling works


The procurement process  for £900M in contracts for enabling works has been launched by HS2 Ltd, the company behind the development of the new high-speed rail network.

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HS2 chairman David Higgins

HS2 boss Higgins hits back at 'depressing' design jibe

24-Jul-2015 | By

High speed rail project promoter HS2 Ltd chairman Sir David Higgins has hit back at criticisms levelled in the architectural press at his project’s planned use of standardisation as a means to boost efficiency.

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High Speed 2 recruiting for design champions

23-Jul-2015 | By

Recruitment of up to 30 design experts to act as a “critical friend” of High Speed 2 is underway.


UPDATED: HS2 bid teams see European contracting giants take starring role

13-May-2015 | Updated: 15-May-2015 | By

European contracting giants are playing a major part in almost all High Speed 2 (HS2) construction bid teams, NCE can reveal.

Lead body for major HS2 and Crossrail development launched

2-Apr-2015 | By Emily Ashwell

A corporation to lead the regeneration of the West London site of a proposed High Speed 2 (HS2) and Crossrail Station has been formally launched.


Higgins: Why HS2 is the right option for Britain


The rationale behind Britain’s biggest infrastructure project – High Speed 2 – has been frequently challenged by NCE’s readers. Here HS2 chairman Sir David Higgins puts his case for the mega-project.


Infrastructure in 2014: How high speed rail will take the strain

12 December 2013

Last month saw a major milestone in the push for a second high speed rail line in the UK, when the hybrid bill for phase one of High Speed Two (HS2) was put before Parliament.

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