- Ferrovial Agroman, in joint venture with Morgan Sindall and BAM Nuttall, has been selected to complete enabling works on the Central Section of the high speed railway which will join London and Birmingham.
- The awarded section is 100 kilometres long and will run northwards.
- This high speed project joins others recently awarded in California and Spain.
Ferrovial, through its subsidiary Ferrovial Agroman, in joint venture with Morgan Sindall and BAM Nutall as FUSION, has been selected by HS2 Ltd to complete £300m worth of enabling works on HS2, the new 225 kilometres high speed line between London and Birmingham in the United Kingdom. Amey, a subsidiary of Ferrovial, will support Ferrovial Agroman in the delivery of the enabling works.
The Central Section, awarded to Ferrovial Agroman, is 100 kilometres in length and will run all the way between Birmingham Airport and the outskirts of London. The full scope of activities will include – utility diversions, ecology and environmental surveys, archaeology, establishing site compounds, site clearance, demolition, ground remediation, watercourse activities, monitoring and instrumentation, structural reinforcements and drainage as well as the construction and rebuilding, realignment and closure of highways. This phase will begin in early 2017.
In the rural counties of Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire and Northamptonshire the central package will bring extensive environmental challenges, and archaeological works at many sites of historical interest.
Ferrovial Agroman continues to add to its vast experience in the design, construction and maintenance of high speed rail. In addition to constructing a quarter of Spain’s high speed network, managing interfaces with all lines on the network to date, the Company has also been awarded contracts to build a stretch of California’s high speed rail.