Danish consulting giant Cowi is to seek synergies between the bridge design skills of recent acquisition Flint & Neill and its latest purchase, tunnelling specialist Donaldson Associates.
Business leaders in the Midlands are calling for improved rail links in the region, similar to the proposed improvements for the north of England.
Project promoter HS2 has declared its confidence that suppliers will be ready for the £43bn rail scheme’s data management requirements despite the mixed results of a poll.
Political and business leaders in Stoke-on-Trent have created a video stating their case for HS2 to be re-routed through the West Midlands city.
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.
With High Speed 2 in judicial review, plans for the Thames Tideway Tunnel about to go before the Planning Inspectorate and the very future ownership of Britain’s highway network up for debate, the challenge of uniting short-term public need for economic growth with long-term sustainable infrastructure development has never been greater.
The £32.7bn project comprises the planning and construction of the UK's second high-speed railway, set to run northward from London to the Midlands and beyond
- Relevant links:
- High Speed 2 video
- High Speed 2 website
- High Speed 2 public consultation website
- Department for Transport mini-site on high speed rail
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