High Speed 2 offers new jobs and economic growth

High Speed 2 offers new jobs and economic growthWork continues apace on the development of the second phase of the planned high speed rail network that will create 100,000 jobs and boost the economy.

Temple, together with RSK has been awarded a £1.5 million contract to provide environmental services to HS2 Ltd.

As part of the contract Temple/RSK will assist HS2 Ltd in the completion of the Appraisal of Sustainability for routes north from the West Midlands to Manchester and Leeds.  This involves:

  • Supporting HS2 Ltd during consultation events
  • Logging consultation issues and responses
  • Undertaking environmental appraisals of scheme refinements
  • Supporting HS2 Ltd with activities post-consultation leading to final scheme selection

Beth West, HS2 Ltd commercial director said: “HS2 is one of the most ambitious infrastructure projects ever undertaken in the UK and it will give a significant boost to the engineering and environmental sectors through developing the expertise needed to work on such large projects.

“This contract award is a positive sign of the progress that continues to be made on phase two beyond Birmingham as we move toward the public consultation later in the summer on the initial preferred route that was published at the end of January.”

Temple and RSK Project Director, Chris Fry said: “We are delighted to be able to assist HS2 Ltd with further refinement of the scheme and welcome our new partner, RSK who bring additional specialist knowledge to expand our established appraisal team.”

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