HS2 Contracts Awarded to Balfour Beatty

The Department for Transport has today announced major contracts for the HS2 project

UK companies feature in the awards, including Balfour Beatty, who are in a joint venture (BBV JV), along with VINCI Construction Grands Projets, VINCI Construction UK Ltd, and VINCI Construction Terrassement.

The contracts they will be responsible for are:

  1. Long Itchington Wood Green Tunnel to Delta Junction and Birmingham Spur.
  2. Delta Junction to WCML Tie-In 

Leo Quinn and Mark Cutler made the following comments:

Leo Quinn, Balfour Beatty Group Chief Executive, said:

“This is a generational engineering project. HS2 will provide vital infrastructure not only to rebalance the economy, but also to fuel growth in skills, jobs and prosperity across the UK for the future.  Balfour Beatty’s joint venture with VINCI has world-class capability in this area and our selection as preferred bidder for two sections is a major endorsement of our strength.”


Mark Cutler, Balfour Beatty VINCI Managing Director for HS2, said:

“I am proud that our long-standing joint venture has been chosen to deliver these two integral sections of HS2. This iconic rail infrastructure project will create significant opportunities for the UK construction industry and will drive growth in skills, jobs and prosperity.  We look forward to building on our successful track record delivering high profile projects, and help to engineer Britain’s second great railway age”.