AECOM is working on HS2 providing both engineering and environmental services through its framework agreements with Mott MacDonald for engineering and Arup for environmental services. HS2 will transform the UK’s Victorian railway infrastructure to meet the demands of the 21st century. The new rail network will provide direct, high-capacity and high speed links between London, Birmingham, Leeds and Manchester.

AECOM’s role covers Phase One, the section of the route between London and the West Midlands. Over half of this 230km line will be in cuttings or tunnels. AECOM will also support Mott MacDonald and Arup on the Phase Two frameworks, which extends the network north to Manchester and Leeds.

Together with its partners, AECOM met the challenging programme to complete designs and support the submission of the Phase One hybrid Bill. The programme required environmental work to be carried out in parallel with design development, necessitating a collaborative approach incorporating environmental mitigation into the emerging design. As environmental overview consultant, the Arup and AECOM team delivered the largest and most detailed Environmental Statement ever produced in the UK. We continue to support HS2 as the Phase One hybrid Bill progresses through parliament.