Greenlight for Construction of HS2 College

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Earlier last month Dunton commenced remedial works for Willmott Dixon to support the development of a prestigious new college located in the UK’s largest city-centre redevelopment scheme. The National College for High Speed Rail (NCHSR) located on Birmingham Science Park will educate the next generation of engineers and provide a multi-skilled workforce that is essential to the delivery of HS2.

NCHSR corporate board chair Terry Morgan said: “it will be a catalyst for growth that will bring new investment into the area and provide highly skilled jobs for local people.”

The development site has a long history of industrial activity and includes a former infilled canal arm basin. Intrusive investigations encountered heavy metal contamination together with asbestos impacted soils.

The scope of works were designed to provide Willmott Dixon with a clean, development ready platform and include bulk earthworks, management of asbestos impacted arisings, soil treatment, stabilisation and the construction of a piling mat.

An open day was organised to mark the first day of construction works and was featured recently on ITV news.

Dunton’s wide range of experience in land remediation enables us to use our unique products and techniques in combination to facilitate complex brownfield civil engineering works. For more information on how Dunton can assist you please contact us on 0121 356 4360 or email for innovative solutions.