The Supply Chain School is working closely with HS2, its Main Works Civil Contractors and Station Contractors to offer a combined, strategic learning and development programme for all current and prospective suppliers and sub-contractors.
Follow the link below to access the range of online content, learning pathways and training workshops being provided through this collaborative programme.
Benefits of HS2
HS2 is a new high-speed, zero carbon railway which will form the spine of Britain’s transport network. It will connect Manchester, Birmingham and London with HS2 trains also continuing on the existing rail network to Scotland. 170 miles of new high-speed line is already under construction between Crewe and London. In total, the Government is planning over 260 miles of new high speed line across the country.
HS2 is the largest infrastructure project in Europe, and the most important economic and social regeneration project in decades. Along Phase One between the West Midlands and London there are hundreds of active sites, supporting tens of thousands of jobs across the UK.
The extension of the line from the West Midlands to Crewe received Parliamentary approval in 2021 and will be the first extension of high-speed rail into the North of England.
The Bill to complete the route from Crewe into Manchester was deposited in Parliament in January 2022 to go through the approval process.
HS2: BIM Upskilling Platform
The HS2 BIM Upskilling Platform, hosted by the Supply Chain School, raises knowledge across industry and ensures a consistent message is delivered to HS2 Ltd.’s extensive supply chain and delivery partners, by providing a wide range of free to access e-learning courses and resources on Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Digital Engineering.
This platform is an accessible source of upskilling materials on Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Digital Engineering with specific focus on the Rail industry. It aims to provide engaging and innovative learning experience for all users, including self-service learning and assessment, HS2 specific e-learning, videos; links to industry standards and best -practice guidance documents.
Click to access the HS2 BIM Upskilling Platform here.
HS2 will integrate with new high-speed lines and upgrades across Britain’s existing rail system to deliver faster travel to many towns and cities across Britain not directly on the HS2 route, including Liverpool, Sheffield, Leeds, Nottingham, Derby.
The construction of the new railway is split into three phases:
- Phase One linking London and the West Midlands;
- Phase 2a linking the West Midlands and the North via Crewe; and
- Phase 2b completing the railway to Manchester, the East Midlands and the North.
HS2 Strategic Goals
HS2 Project Update, September 2023
Hear from Mark Thurston, Chief Executive at HS2, as he delivers an update in September 2023 on the largest infrastructure project in Europe and the most important economic and social regeneration project in decades.
“At HS2 we recognise we are raising the bar on sustainability standards and expect our supply chain to step up. We also acknowledge that if we ask our supply chain to do something exceptional we must support them. Our Partnership with the Supply Chain Sustainability School is one of the ways we do this.”Mark Thurston, Chief Executive Officer, HS2 Ltd.
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