Arup+, an Arup led team including ERM, Foster + Partners, Jacobs, Ramboll, TYPSA and Costain, will be appointed by HS2 Ltd to be the Environmental Overview Consultant of the whole Phase 2b scheme and provide civil and environmental engineering services for the Nottinghamshire to Leeds and York section of the High Speed line.
As civil designer and environmental services consultant for the East Midlands to Leeds and York section of the route, Arup+ will take the existing consulted scheme and develop this into a preliminary design, carry out an Environmental Impact Assessment, and prepare the mitigated design to support the HS2 hybrid Bill.
As the Environmental Overview Consultant, Arup+ will support HS2 Ltd to oversee and bring together the assessments of all three geographic route sections (Crewe to Manchester, Birmingham to Nottinghamshire, and Nottinghamshire to Leeds). This will involve delivering one Environmental Statement and hybrid Bill for the whole 270km route and creating new job opportunities and apprenticeships over the course of the 7-year contract.
Arup+ will then support HS2 through the Bill process, providing expert input as required.