Technical details
Balfour Beatty-VINCI JV
United Kingdom
Construction, project management

After working on HS1, the first high-speed rail line in the United Kingdom, SYSTRA is a key player in the HS2 (High Speed 2) project, as part of two joint ventures. We are employing our digital design solutions, providing robust and efficient services to maximize client value.

The HS2 project is creating a new high-speed rail line linking London, the Midlands, and the North, serving eight of Britain’s 10 largest cities, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, and Leeds. Preparing to transport 30 million passengers, this network will reinforce railway capacity in the UK while creating significant economic benefits for regions and populations. It is one of Europe’s largest infrastructure programs.

In 2017, SYSTRA was selected by the Balfour Beatty-VINCI joint venture for the civil engineering design of lots N1 and N2, in a 50:50 design joint venture with Mott MacDonald (MSD). Over 50 miles long, these two lots are the largest, most complex, and most northern in phase 1.

In 2019, as part of a Tier 1 JV with Balfour Beatty and VINCI (BBVS), SYSTRA began working as the construction delivery partner for the new station called Old Oak Common, the largest railway station to be built in London in 100 years. This future hub will be the best connected in the country, directly serving three airports and eight of the ten largest cities in Britain. Situated in a fast developing neighborhood, Old Oak Common will contribute to creating up to 65,000 jobs and 5,500 homes.