Phase 1: Enabling Works
Fusion (a joint venture of Morgan Sindall, BAM Nuttall and Ferrovial Agroman) were awarded the central area package of HS2’s three enabling works contracts in Autumn 2016. We tendered the A413 Roundabouts and Haul Road enabling works package and in October 2017 were appointed to deliver ‘Scheme Design’, including stakeholder engagement and preliminary design of the project which will provide access for National Grid diversions and construction of the Chiltern Tunnel.
The scheme will deliver improvements to two roundabouts and create a haul road through private land designed to be in place for a decade. Based on our work, we were then appointed to deliver the detailed design work in early 2018.
Fusion has £400m of enabling work to deliver in the central package of Phase One and PBA encouraged them to develop a Framework to make procurement and delivery easier. As a result, the AW6 Enabling Works Framework was established to which we have been appointed, alongside three other consultancies. This framework will be in place for up to three years.
Phase 2B: Hybrid Bill Development Partner
Bechtel was officially appointed Delivery Partner for the HS2 Phase 2B Hybrid Bill in June 2017 and are responsible for managing a team of over 100 professional staff, located at HS2’s Snow Hill office in Birmingham. PBA’s senior managers are providing technical assurance and delivery of outputs covering transport planning, environment, utilities, geotechnical, stakeholder engagement and agricultural liaison support.
Phase 2B recently hit a major milestone with the publication of the Working Draft Environmental Statement (WDES), comprising 11,800 pages of text, and 3,500 key stakeholder interviews.
A 10-week consultation period, one of the biggest of its kind ever undertaken in the UK, is now underway. A series of public events are being held around the country between now and December, involving stakeholders from across the route. This exercise is one of the largest of its kind ever undertaken in the UK. Feedback will be taken into consideration and a final Environmental Statement will be submitted to Parliament alongside the Hybrid Bill.