Preparation for the arrival of HS2’s first giant tunnelling machines has passed a major milestone with the completion of the 17m high headwall and ground reinforcement at what will become the south portal of the 10-mile long Chiltern tunnel.
Local people in Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Northamptonshire and Warwickshire who are out of work, or looking for a new career opportunity, are encouraged to register for a free construction training course linked to opportunities to work on HS2, Britain’s new low carbon railway.
Roadbridge, a contractor working on the HS2 project, has successfully adopted thermal drone imaging to monitor Skylarks in order to protect the species, dramatically increase the accuracy of environmental surveys, and enable faster and more effective results for ecologists working on the project.
HS2 today (Thursday 23rd July 2020) revealed the final design for the Chalfont St Peter vent shaft headhouse – the first of four similar structures that will provide ventilation and emergency access to the high-speed rail line’s 10 mile-long Chiltern tunnel.
HS2 Ltd has taken a further step to support companies in its supply chain and has approved the use of Project Bank Accounts (PBAs) across key contracts on Phase One, a measure that has been welcomed by the construction sector.