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Balfour Beatty Vinci JV names new HS2 boss

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The Balfour Beatty Vinci joint venture has named Mark Cutler as the new managing director of its High Speed 2 (HS2) bid vehicle.

The JV is currently shortlisted for four of the seven HS2 main civils works packages that have a value of £4bn, with the overall civils work on offer worth £11.8bn. Cutler replaces Peter Anderson.

“I believe our long-standing joint venture, an infrastructure powerhouse proven in innovative and collaborative delivery, with over 30 years of international major rail project experience, is a compelling proposition for the delivery of HS2,” said Cutler.

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Mark Cutler

Source: Balfour Beatty

Cutler had previously led Balfour’s regional construction and civil engineering businesses, and has also been chief executive of Barhale.

The successful civils bids will be announced later this year. The Balfour Beatty Vinci JV has bid for packages including the Chiltern Tunnels and Colne Valley Viaduct, North Portal Chiltern Tunnels to Brackley, Long Itchington Wood Green tunnel to Delta Junction – Birmingham Spur, and the Delta Junction to West Coast main line tie-in.

Update: Anderson will join J Murphy & Sons to run its southern operations.

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