IWJS to support HS2 drainage works

IWJS working on behalf of HS2
Credit: IWJS

IWJS has announced that it has been appointed by SCS JV, formed of Skanska, Costain, STRABAG, to support enabling works for the Phase One Area South section of the High Speed 2 (HS2) route.

Under the terms of the agreement, IWJS will manage GPS,  condition and asset mapping surveys of the chamber, sewers and trunk sewers covering the section between London Euston and Ruislip.

IWJS teams commenced work on the project in December 2019.

HS2 will link London and Birmingham to Manchester, the East Midlands and Leeds.

What did the officials say?

IWJS Managing Director, Christopher Stewart, commented:

“HS2 will be the new backbone of the national rail network and we are delighted to have been selected by SCS JV for this key element of the works. Our CCTV crews will deliver a full utility mapping service so that all appropriate measures are taken to avoid service conflicts and collect detailed inspection data to identify any required service realignment works for the Area South route.

“Some of the trunk sewers that our teams will be working on day and night are over 11m deep and almost 2m in diameter and located under some of London’s busiest streets. Over the next six months, approximately 20,000 people are set to be inducted on the SCS project, so collaborative working will be essential. Given the scale and complexity of the project, we will work closely with SCS and other key stakeholders to mitigate the impact of the works and ensure that the best possible decisions are made throughout the duration of the project.”

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