The latest deals cover land access and land referencing services.
Land referencing deals
Terraquest – £752k 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.
Terraquest – £358k 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 – £934k Country South contract for land referencing services from the Colne Valley through Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire and Oxfordshire.
Mott MacDonald – £1.1m Country North contract for land referencing services through Warwickshire and Staffordshire, and the connection to the West Coast Main Line.
The successful companies will arrange access to land for ecological, environmental and engineering surveys, working closely 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.
Alison Munro, Chief Executive of HS2, said: “Our professional services contracts have now been awarded and we are fully on track to deliver the designs and documents required for the hybrid bill, which is planned to start its process through Parliament at the end of 2013.
“The firms will work closely with HS2 Ltd’s engineers, environment specialists and property team to carry out the essential work for the hybrid bill preparation for Phase 1 of the route from London to the West Midlands.
“We now have a very strong team with the specialist knowledge and expertise these companies bring to the project and work is well underway.”