HS2 Virtual Meeting
October 11, 2021
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A virtual event is planned in relation to HS2, to which businesses the length and breadth of the UK are invited. The ‘meet the contractor’ event, will present companies with the opportunity to meet HS2 contractors. This is the largest ever version of this yearly event to date, and meeting Tier 2 contractors is a new addition. A range of work is due to be discussed as opposed to just the major parts of the project. This will give SME’s the chance to get involved and perhaps end up with a contract.
Seven HS2 Tier 1 joint venture contractors will be in attendance, along with 16 subcontractors. Over 250 packages of work will be available, worth between £4,000 and £158m. Two weeks of interactive webinars will focus one week on HS2 station construction and the next on civil engineering works. The week dealing with stations will cover 15th – 17th November, and the civil engineering week will be 29th November – 1st December.
Chief commercial officer for HS2 Ruth Todd said: “Connecting to a wide variety of companies across the UK and further is key to HS2’s success. This year’s Meet the Contractor event will be bigger and better and provide even more meetings for businesses who want to win work on HS2. One year on from starting main construction work on HS2 the project is now supporting 20,000 jobs, which is set to grow as construction work accelerates, and more businesses come on board.”
The virtual event seminars in 2020, saw 6,200 attendees, plus 800 one-to-one meetings. The 2021 event promises to deliver ideas on cleaner construction, and more sustainable stations. Rhinos Plant Hire offer a vast range of machinery, tools and equipment for large or small building projects in places like Basildon. We have high performance dumpers, mini diggers, rollers and skid steers.