Atkins has been appointed as the Engineering Delivery Partner for HS2 Phase One.
Atkins has formed an unincorporated Joint Venture with CH2M and SENER with the split being 40% to Atkins, 50% to CHI2M and 10% to SENER. The joint venture brings together the engineering expertise of Atkins, the programme management capability of CH2M and the international high speed experience from SENER.
The contract is valued at between £250 million and £350 million and is expected to run for 10 years, extendable through to commissioning of the railway, and covers the civils, stations, planning and environment, and railway systems aspects of Phase One of the project.
Atkins’ Transportation division in the UK will be working on planning permissions, and railway systems and new build civils design management and assurance for the route, stations and depots, calling on teams in Infrastructure for stations, utilities, tunnelling and the huge environmental and archaeological challenges we will face.
Phase One of HS2 will run between London and Birmingham, with a connection to West Coast Main Line at Handsacre in Staffordshire, a total length of around 230km.