HS2 Stoneleigh Park Utility Diversions
Fitzgerald Contractors won it’s first contract to deliver design and build civil engineering works as part of the enabling phase for the High Speed 2 (HS2) trainline which will traverse Stoneleigh Park. To minimise the impact on the estate’s operations throughout the contract the statutory utilities diversions were carried out as advanced works prior to HS2 taking possession of part of the site. Stoneleigh Park comprises over 250 acres and the scheme involved the diversion of existing utilities running across the alignment of the proposed railway line, including the creation of a new Avenue A road to adoptable highways standards.
The works took place in a live environment with access maintained to the 1,200 people who permanently work on site as well as accommodating outdoor event days which made the site extremely busy in peak season.
The scope of work included:
- Removal of all statutory utilities and private services from the HS2 temporary working area
- Creation of temporary services required to cross the proposed railway
- Park road diversions, both temporary and permanent
The project delivery took place over two phases with the main works to divert all services outside of the HS2 corridor with temporary connections across an agreed route. HS2 subsequently constructed two bridges across the proposed railway line to permanently connect both sides of Stoneleigh Park. When the bridges were built Fitzgerald remobilised and pulled services through the ducted bridges and connected the diverted services into their permanent position.
Fitzgerald have successfully delivered a second significant civil engineering contract for HS2 at Streethay, Staffordshire. Click here to read the case study.