Top consultants tipped for advisory role on high-speed rail project

High speed Javelin train at Ashford station, HS2

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Consultants KPMG, PWC and Atkins are set to be appointed to advise the company created to deliver the high-speed rail line to Birmingham.

Building understands HS2 Ltd is to appoint the firms in the coming weeks to provide commercial advice.

But a HS2 spokesperson said: “We haven’t announced anything on this yet. We will be able to provide more details if and when a contract is awarded.”

The news comes after five engineering consultants were awarded £49m of work in April to draw up detailed designs for the lines, with Mott MacDonald and Atkins both picking up packages worth more than £13m. Arup, Capita Symonds, Mouchel, Ineco and Terraquest have also picked up consultancy work on the £32bn high-speed rail project.