4 benefits HS2 will bring to the East Midlands

In July 2017, the Government confirmed its preferred route for the second phase of HS2, with proposals for an East Midlands ‘hub’ station at Toton, Nottinghamshire to serve both the Derby and Nottingham areas.

Following on the back of the announcement, the East Midlands HS2 Strategic Board released its long term growth strategy that highlights the economic opportunities HS2 will bring to the region.

You can read the full report by clicking here – but in essence, the strategy outlines how HS2 will deliver an additional 74,000 jobs and almost £4billion of GVA (Gross Value Added) to the region by 2043.

The report focusses on four key areas, including:

  • Capacity for growth: an East Midlands Hub Growth Zone at the Toton ‘hub’ station will feature a new Innovation Campus to accommodate businesses and universities’ research, with the capacity to create up to 10,000 high skilled jobs.
  • Building new homes: there will be two new residential garden villages built at Chetwynd Barracks and Stanton iron works to support the hub and Innovation Campus proposals.
  • Greater connectivity: improvements to the local connectivity between the major economic centres: Derby, Leicester, Nottingham and East Midlands Airport, and the High Speed 2 (HS2) network will be made to capitalise on the wider economic potential.
  • Creating employment: employment across the region is expected to grow above UK projections, with manufacturing and technology the main benefactors.

At M. Lambe Construction, we have been investing in the East Midlands, building the homes and infrastructure needed to help the region grow. Our large East Midlands-based labour force has helped construct a number of flagship developments, including:

  • Kier Living’s Manor Kingsway in Derby, where we constructed foundations for 200 houses with associated infrastructure, including a complex remodelling of a busy junction of the A5111 maintaining: a live carriageway at all times.
  • We’ve also worked with Lovell Partnerships to carry out civil engineering works for the £100m regeneration of the Castleward area of Derby. Previously an unattractive and underused brownfield location on the edge of the city centre, the project consisted of 164 new homes, 16,500 square feet of commercial space, extensive remodelling of the surrounding highways and the high specification upgrade of the boulevard connecting the Westfield Shopping Centre to Derby Train station.

So, if you’d like to work with a civil engineering and groundworks specialist, who will work with you in collaboration to deliver projects to the highest levels of quality, health and safety and environmental management, complete the form below and send us your details or call us on 0121 554 2108 to talk with one of our experts.

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