HS2 is one of the most challenging and exciting infrastructure projects in Europe with a vision to build more than just a railway and create a legacy for the UK for generations to come.

Leveraging our global experience of delivering high speed rail projects, AECOM has been working on HS2 since 2010. AECOM’s role includes working across the route-wide programme.

On Phase 1 – the section of the route between London and the West Midlands – we have delivered environmental impact assessments, preliminary design and scheme development services prior to the deposit of the Hybrid Bill, as well as value engineering services, commercial assurance of HS2’s cost and estimating, and multi-disciplinary Ecological, Environmental and Engineering surveys, investigation and design on the Enabling Works North, Central and Southern sections. We developed the concept design for Old Oak Common Station, fully decommissioned Old Oak Common Depot and remodelled Euston Station with our Alliance partners prior to handover to HS2.

On Phase 2 – the section of the route between Crewe and Manchester, and Birmingham and Leeds – we have delivered Feasibility, Concept and Route Development, Design for the Birmingham to Glasgow section, and Lot 2 of the Civils Design and Environmental services for the Birmingham to Sheffield section to take forward the development of the route and Hybrid Bill.

We are also leading, delivering and managing consultations and stakeholder engagements, written the Skills Education and Employment and the Training and Skills strategies for HS2, as well as independently verifying carbon footprint calculations.