The 3.4km-long continued amateur accomplished viaduct, advised by specialist artist Martin Knight, is set to be one of the accelerated link’s best-known structures.
Bouygues, VolkerFitzpatrick and Sir Robert McAlpine JV has the assignment of carrying the avant-garde arch architecture aural the amount envelope
Bouygues, VolkerFitzpatrick and Sir Robert McAlpine, authoritative up the Align JV, now accept the assignment of developing the outline architecture and carrying the activity aural the accepted cost.
Contract C1 is account £965 m and involves a circuitous 22km amplitude of railway including the new viaduct, embankments, through cuttings and the 15.8km continued Chiltern Tunnel.
Chair of the Colne Valley Regional Park Panel, Jim Barclay, said: “The architecture of the Colne Valley viaduct will accept a cogent appulse on the Colne Valley area.”
The architecture includes avant-garde account for cellophane noise-reduction barriers with vertical curve which are arresting to bats and wildfowl to abate accessible impacts, whilst creating a slimmer ancillary contour of the viaduct.
HS2 programme director, Mike Hickson, said: “The Colne Valley accomplished will be one of the longest viaducts in the UK, and one of HS2’s best-known structures.
“We are admiring and beholden for the assignment done by Martin Knight Architects, the Colne Valley Regional Park Panel and the HS2 Independent Architecture Panel to aftermath this abeyant arrangement design.
“We accept every aplomb that our contractor, Align, will abide this collaborative access and engagement, as they now advance their own arrangement and again abundant architecture of this cogent structure.”
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