our teams at Euston
Start
May 2017
End
June 2021
Client
Bechtel, Fusion
Location
Birmingham
VGC contract value
ongoing

VGC is supplying a range of technical and professional staff to HS2 projects.

Our teams played a key part in the nine-month project to demolish the former carriage sheds at Euston station.

The demolition, managed by Costain Skanska JV with contractor Keltbray, revealed the site of the approach tunnels for HS2’s London terminal.

HS2’s London programme director, Rob Carr, said: “The demolition of the old carriage sheds marks an important step forward for the project. I’d like to congratulate the team on a job well done and look forward to moving ahead to the next stage.”

Euston enablingAs well as our contract with the Costain-Skanska joint venture between Euston and Hillingdon, our teams are working for Siemens on signalling and cabling at Euston.

Our offices in west London and Birmingham make it easy for us to support the HS2 route.

We provide a number of managers to Fusion for HS2 phase 1, and are also in discussion with the Fusion joint venture for projects between Aylesbury and Birmingham.

Temporary and permanent staff are involved in

  • stakeholder liaison
  • archeology
  • project management
  • engineering.

Fusion is a joint venture of Morgan Sindall, Ferrovial and BAM.

We supply Bechtel with a range of staff for HS2 phase 2b between Birmingham and Manchester.HS2 Birmingham geograph cc

Our people are involved in planning and design. Bechtel is the delivery partner for the £170m HS2 phase two development contract. This is the northern Birmingham – Manchester – Leeds section of High Speed Two. Preparation work, which needs to be done before royal assent can be granted, includes:

  • stakeholder engagement
  • environmental advice and management
  • quality management
  • document control
  • systems engineering
  • risk and cost management.

Our teams understand the challenges faced by stakeholders, clients and contractors in building high speed rail. We pride ourselves on the high calibre of people we provide for our clients. One of our quality managers was commended by their senior manager: “really raised the quality game at HS2”.

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