Millcroft has beaten strong competition to be awarded a five-year programme of scaffolding works for HS2 in central London. The contract will involve design, installation, adaptations and project management of access and safety scaffolding requirements.
Working for HS2’s Main Works Civils Contractor, Skanska Costain STRABAG JV (SCS JV), Millcroft will leverage the company’s extensive experience in the rail sector to provide bespoke scaffolding solutions for ventilation shafts, head houses, bridges, abutments and tunnelling works. The full scope of works is yet to be finalised, but our in-house design department will work collaboratively with the client to understand the mission critical programme and safety requirements at each site and deliver solutions aligned to the needs of construction and engineering teams.
A dedicated HS2 Millcroft team will be established for the project, including project management, design and logistics expertise. This will enable us to maintain an agile approach to answering the project’s changing needs as the work progresses, supporting industry-leading health and safety standards for SCS JV.
The contract win builds on our wide-ranging track record on prestigious rail projects. We were shortlisted in the Construction News Specialist Awards for our work on the cut line modifications to Euston Station as part of the HS2 terminus infrastructure. We were also shortlisted in the Health, Safety & Wellbeing Excellence (Project Category) in the 2021 Construction News Awards for our work on the Crossrail Elizabeth Line terminus project at Paddington Station. We will also bring previous experience of working with large tunnel boring machines (TBM) to the new HS2 contract, having previously worked for the Align JV on HS2 infrastructure works with the ‘Florence’ and ‘Cecilia’ TBMs.
Billy Jones, Millcroft managing director commented: “HS2 is the biggest rail project in Europe and the most important UK infrastructure investment in a generation, so we are delighted to be continuing to play a role in delivering this prestigious programme.
“Our experience in rail, and specialist knowledge of the challenges and safety considerations it involves, have been instrumental in our success in winning this contract. We will work closely with SCS JV to ensure we respond quickly to site requirements and are proactive in providing design expertise.”