I just wanted to let you know, following the Government’s decision in February 2020 to continue with HS2, the Department for Transport has today given approval for HS2 Ltd to issue Notice to Proceed to our four Main Works Civils Contractors (MWCC) working on Phase One of the project.

The issuing of Notice to Proceed marks the point in the MWCC contracts where work transitions from scheme design and preparatory work, to full detailed design and construction of the railway between London and the West Midlands.

This will ensure our contractors and their supply chains have the confidence that they can commit to building HS2, generating thousands of skilled jobs and opportunities for businesses across the country.

You can find further information on both gov.uk and theHS2 website.

The four contractors – SCS Railways, Align JV, EKFB JV and BBV JV – will start the second stage of their contracts immediately, progressing detailed design, site preparation works and placing important sub-contracts. During this period, our contractors are continuously reviewing their ability to work within Public Health England guidelines to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of our workforce and the communities in which we are working.

We recognise that concerns will remain in local communities impacted by the construction of the railway and we will continue to work with you to deliver on our commitments to be a good neighbour to those living and working along the route.

Please just let me know if you have any questions or would like any further information.

Kind regards,


Sent by Duncan Sinclair on behalf of:

Julie King | Community and Stakeholder Engagement Director| HS2 Ltd

HS2 not yet publicised their traffic flow projections over the construction route to their depot at Calvert. They assure us they will be submitted to and will need to be approved by the Approval Authority [Buckinghamshire Highways], we await their conclusions.


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