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High Speed Railway

Award of four contracts as follows, for professional engineering services to develop the design of the HS2 project, including Lot 1 civil and structural engineering design: Mott Macdonald, EUR16.1 million - London Metropolitan area contract for 25 km from Euston through NW London including HS1 link and 14 platform interchange station at Old Oak Common; Atkins, EUR16.2 million – Country South contract for 91 km through Bucks, Northants and Oxon, including Colne Valley viaduct and Chilterns tunnelling; Capita Symonds Ineco JV, EUR13.5 million – Country North contract for 78 km through Warks and Staffs, including connection to west coast main line; and Arup, EUR13.9 million – West Midland Metropolitan area for 22 km including Curzon Street and Birmingham Interchange stations, Washwood Heath rolling stock maintenance depot, and a people mover from interchange station to NEC/airport. More information from Nick Seaward at High Speed Two Ltd in London, tel +44 2079446149 and visit www.hs2.org.uk. 18/12.