Contractors predict HS2 “jobs boom” as full construction begins


The formal start of construction of HS2 has begun, with contractors saying the work heralds a “jobs boom”. The move to full construction was described by the government as a “shovels in the ground” moment and marks the start of one of the biggest infrastructure projects ever undertaken. Having received Notice to Proceed earlier this year, Balfour Beatty, part of a joint venture involved in construction of the high speed rail link, said it would become one of the biggest […]