BAM Nuttall Ltd is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the Central Enabling Works Contract for High Speed Two (HS2) as part of a joint venture. The contract will be worth up to £100m to the company over a period of four years.

The contract includes the early preparatory work needed ahead of the main civil engineering work for the scheme, including archaeology, site clearance and setting up construction compounds.

The contract award is one of the three Enabling Works Contracts which combined amount to the total value of £900m. These contracts cover Phase One of the HS2 scheme from London to Birmingham, and the connection to the West Coast Mainline at Handsacre, Staffordshire. Work is due to begin in Spring 2017.

Stephen Fox CBE, Chief Executive, BAM Nuttall Limited, commented:

“We are proud to be associated with this iconic project, which will have a major impact in regenerating significant areas of the UK and will provide a modern transportation system befitting of twenty first century Britain”.