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Winners for first phase of HS2 Construction Announced

The successful bidders to build the first phase of the £55.7bn HS2 between London and Birmingham have been announced.

The winners of £6.6bn worth of contracts will build tunnels, bridges and embankments on the first stretch of the new high speed rail line, supporting 16,000 jobs. Construction of the line is expected to begin in 2019.

The four consortiums picked by HS2, and the specific contracts that they won, are as follows:

  • Costain / Skanska / Strabag won both southern packages, being chosen for the Euston tunnels and approaches package, and the Northolt Tunnels package
  • Balfour Beatty / Vinci won both packages for the northern section of the line, landing the Wood Green tunnel to Delta Junction / Birmingham Spur package and the Delta Junction to West Coast Main Line package
  • Carillion / Kier / Eiffage won the C2 North Portal Chiltern Tunnels to Brackley and the C3 Brackley to Long Itchington Wood Green south portal
  • Bouygues / Sir Robert McAlpine / VolkerFitzpatrick won the Chiltern Tunnel and Colne viaduct.

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