A Balfour Beatty and Vinci joint venture has appointed Peter Anderson as managing director for its High Speed 2 rail project bid in the UK.
In December 2015, Balfour Beatty Vinci was shortlisted as one of the enabling works contractors in the running to win a share of High Speed 2’s £900 million (€1.16 billion) preparatory works.
Anderson said, “This iconic rail infrastructure project will create significant opportunities for the UK construction industry helping to boost and re-balance the economy including creating thousands of jobs, apprenticeships and opportunities for supply chain partners.
“HS2 will also free up capacity on the existing network as well as dramatically improving journeys between London, the West Midlands and further north.”
Anderson joined Balfour Beatty in 1990 as a graduate and has held a number of positions within the company, including three years as project director for the Folkestone section of High Speed 1. He has also spent seven years leading rail businesses delivering projects in the UK and overseas, while most recently securing a pipeline of new major projects for Balfour Beatty’s highways portfolio.
The three packages of enabling works will include utility diversions, ecology surveys, archaeology, establishing site compounds, site clearance, demolition, ground remediation, water course activities, highways realignments, monitoring and instrumentation, structural reinforcements and drainage.
Balfour Beatty Vinci will be invited to tender for the enabling works. The successful contractors will be announced later this year, with the enabling work expected to begin in 2017.