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HS2 Civils Package Winners

HS2 Civil Packages Awarded

Four consortiums have been picked by HS2 to deliver the seven civils works packages which make up phase one of the £55.7bn line from London to Birmingham.

Four consortiums have been picked by HS2 to deliver the seven civils works packages which make up phase one of the £55.7bn line from London to Birmingham.

Costain / Skanska / Strabag, Balfour Beatty / Vinci and Carillion / Kier / Eiffage were the big winners, scooping two packages each, while Bouygues / Sir Robert McAlpine / VolkerFitzpatrick secured the remaining package.

Bam Nuttall / Morgan Sindall / Ferrovial, Laing O’Rourke / FCC / Murphy, Acciona / Sisk / Lagan Construction Group, Hochtief / Dragados / Galliford Try and Bechtel were the firms to miss out.

The contracts will now be officially signed at the end of this month after a standstill period. Construction of the line is expected to begin in 2019.

Skanska / Costain / Strabag landed both southern packages, being chosen for the Euston tunnels and approaches packages and the Northolt Tunnels package.

Carillion / Kier / Eiffage have dominated the central packages, picking up the C2 North Portal Chiltern Tunnels to Brackley and the C3 Brackley to Long Itchington Wood Green south portal.

In a statement this morning, Carillion said the deals were worth a combined £1.4bn.

Carillion said C2 was worth £724m and C3 worth £616m.

Balfour Beatty / Vinci won both packages for the northern section of the line, landing the Wood Green tunnel to Delta Junction / Birmingham Spur package and the Delta Junction to West Coast Main Line package.

In a statement to the City this morning, Balfour Beatty said the deals would be worth around £2.5bn.

It said Lot N1 was valued at around £1.32bn, and Lot N2 at around £1.15bn.

The Align JV, made up of Bouygues, Sir Robert McAlpine and VolkerFitzpatrick, secured one package: the Chiltern Tunnel and Colne viaduct.

The estimated total value of all seven contracts has been put at £6.6bn by the government, £2bn lower than original upper-value cost estimates.

The award of the civils contracts comes eight months after HS2 awarded its three enabling packages for the north, central and southern sections of the line worth a total of £900m.

A Skanska / Costain JV won the southern section enabling package, Laing O’Rouke / Murphy JV took the northern section, while the Bam Nuttall / Ferrovial / Morgan Sindall JV won the central section of the line.