HS2 roundup

HS2 has gone out to tender for a delivery partner in a deal worth between £250M and £350M, to last for the first 10 years of the scheme. The delivery partner will take on “the management and coordination of engineering and environmental design development by separate design organisations, and support the management of the programme of ECI  delivery contracts”. The promoter has also looking for enabling works contractors for £900M of work spread over three lots along the route.

Atkins has won a four year contract to provide Building Information Modelling (BIM) technical services to HS2. The contract will include professional support covering the planning and delivery of a range of activities including BIM educational and assessment tools for the supply chain, and working to help drive long-term efficiency and durability into asset management. “HS2 is one of the largest infrastructure projects in Europe and a fantastic opportunity to embed BIM right from day one, delivering real value to the project - and to the industry as a whole," said HS2 director of BIM Jon Kerbey. Atkins director Mark Roberts said: "Adoption of BIM will revolutionise programmes like High Speed 2, materially improving delivery efficiency and success, and embedding an approach that looks beyond design and construction into the requirements and benefits for the whole operational life of the railway.”