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Arup, Mott MacDonald, Atkins and Capita tipped for High Speed 2 civils contracts

Consultants Arup, Mott MacDonald, Atkins and Capita Symonds are expected to be formally revealed as the winners of the four remaining lucrative civil and structural design contracts, NCE understands.

Mott MacDonald is tipped for the London Metropolitan lot including Old Oak Common station, Atkins is lined up for Country South, Capita for Country North and Arup for Bimingham Metropolitan including the two Birmingham stations. Arup already has the London Euston station design contract (see box). Together the contracts are estimated to be worth between £160M and £200M.

Scheme promoter High Speed 2 confirmed the awards announcement was imminent. It swiftly follows last week’s confirmation of the four remaining environmental design contracts.

An ERM, Temple Group, Mott MacDonald consortium won two £7M contracts for the London Metropolitan and Country South sections. Atkins will carry out the
Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the Country North section in a contract worth £5.5M and Arup supported by URS will carry out the £5M EIA work on the Birmingham Metropolitan section. Arup had also already been confirmed for the overall environmental consultancy contract.

An Aecom/Hyder venture, WSP and Jacobs were also on the shortlist for civils and structural design work but are now expected to have lost out. WSP and Jacobs also lost out on the environmental contract awards but Jacobs still has a chance to win in the railway systems design contract awards.

Civil and structural design lots and confirmed or likely winners

London Euston redevelopment Arup confirmed

London Metropolitan — Euston to the edge of London and M25 including Old Oak Common station Mott MacDonald tipped

Country South — Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire Atkins tipped

Country North — Warwickshire through to Lichfield and link back on to West Coast Main Line Capita tipped

Birmingham Metropolitan — spur line, Birmingham Interchange and Curzon Street station Arup tipped





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