- August 2018
- June 2021
- Costain Skanska JV
Our teams played a key part in the project to demolish the former carriage sheds at Euston station.
We supported the HS2 project to clear the site, ready for the new concourse and platforms. The demolition, managed by Costain Skanska JV with contractor Keltbray, revealed the site of the approach tunnels for HS2’s London terminal.
Our teams also played a major part in clearing the old Euro-terminal freight area at Willesden Eurotunnel Channelgate Road. They moved on to clearing the area at Atlas Road.
We also have teams working on Canterbury shaft in Kilburn, providing logistical support for the site clearance.
The works are part of HS2’s enabling works contracts, which involve archaeology, demolitions and clearance, utilities and work to deliver new wildlife habitats.
As part of the project, we have supported a number of people who were previously long-term unemployed. For example, working in partnership with charity Crisis we placed a general operative on the project in early 2019. He gained valuable experience and an opportunity to start a new long-term career.
Skills and employment adviser Kimberley McGinty has worked on schools outreach and supporting ex-offenders. When the Costain Skanska JV HS2 enabling works programme was shortlisted for Community Engagement Project of the Year in the Ground Engineering awards, they invited Kimberley to join them at the awards ceremony. “You have been identified by the SEE team as having made a significant contribution to the skills, education and employment delivery and outcomes.”
As well as our contract with the Costain-Skanska joint venture between Euston and Hillingdon, our teams are working for Siemens on preparation for signalling and cabling at Euston.
Long-term continuous employment
We are reassigning workers to HS2 as work is completed on other projects. This process reflects our commitment to up-skilling our workforce and offering continuous employment wherever possible.
Because HS2 is right on our doorstep, we can employ local people and recruit apprentices from local colleges and schools into construction careers.
For more information on the HS2 timeline, see www.hs2.org.uk