Today Construction week has released the names of the preferred bidders for the £900 million HS2 Enabling work contracts.
The contracts, which are split over the Northern, Central and Southern sections have been won by Laing O’Rourke / Murphy, the Fusion JV and Costain / Skanska respectively.
Preferred bidders for the first three contracts to build the £55.7bn High Speed 2 rail line have been chosen, Construction News can reveal.It is understood that joint ventures between Laing O’Rourke / Murphy, Ferrovial / Morgan Sindall / Bam Nuttall and Costain / Skanska have been chosen as the successful bidders for the three phase one enabling packages worth a combined total of £900m. The shortlist for the £300m enabling packages was unveiled last December, with five consortiums battling it out for each of the North, Central and South sections of the line. Construction News understands that Laing O’Rourke / Murphy has scooped the northern section of the line; Ferrovial / Morgan Sindall / Bam Nuttall’s Fusion JV will take on the central section; with Costain / Skanska winning the southern section.