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High Speed 2 awards final professional service contracts

Scheme promoter High Speed 2 (HS2) Ltd last week awarded four Land Referencing contracts under Lot 4 of its Professional Services Framework covering land access and land referencing services. 

The successful consultants are Terraquest, Mouchel and Mott MacDonald.

Terraquest has won two contracts – the £752,000 London Metropolitan Area contract for land referencing services from Euston station to the Colne Valley viaduct, including the link to HS1 and the interchange station at Old Oak Common as well as the £358,000 West Midland Metropolitan Area contract for land referencing services for Curzon Street station complex, Birmingham Interchange station, Washwood Heath Rolling Stock Maintenance Depot, and a people mover from the Interchange station to the NEC/airport.

Mouchel has taken the £934,000 Country South contract for land referencing services from the Colne Valley through Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire and Oxfordshire and Mott MacDonald has won the £1.1M Country North contract for land referencing services through Warwickshire and Staffordshire, and the connection to the West Coast Main Line.

This is the final Lot to be awarded under HS2 Ltd’s Professional Services Framework. The successful companies will arrange access to land for ecological, environmental and engineering surveys, working with HS2 Ltd’s land and property team, environment specialists and engineers. 

They will also prepare a schedule of all owners and occupiers of land affected by the scheme, known as a Book of Reference. This forms one of the hybrid bill documents that are due to be submitted to Parliament by the end of 2013.

Readers' comments (2)

  • What is the point of producing a land reference list when the route 3 is not necessarily the final route selection. Keynes never said waste money in a recession.

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  • John Mather

    I believe it's not unusual to take account of land interests when fine-tuning route selection (to reduce the effects of severance for example).

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