Skanska, as part of the Skanska Costain STRABAG joint venture, will provide full detailed design and construction of Phase 1 of the UK’s new high-speed railway in the southern section of the overall High Speed Two (HS2) project.
The contract involves the construction of major tunnels in the approach to the London terminus at Euston station. This will contribute towards HS2’s goals to improve connectivity across the country; help the UK reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050; and provide more capacity for the rail network.
HS2 will provide 345 miles of new, high-speed track and is expected to carry more than 300,000 passengers a day when fully operational.
Full Phase 1 services from Euston are forecast to start by 2036.
The Main Works project team will continue legacy initiatives including Empowering Communities, the 10-year strategy that will support a sustainable legacy for the seven London boroughs that HS2 will run through.
This will offer benefits to support economic growth, jobs, and community cohesion across the route into London, and ensure the areas will benefit long after the project has completed.
It is estimated that the contract will create over 4800 Jobs.