HS2 Phase 2B – from Crewe to Manchester and West Midlands to Leeds

  • Appointed a Lead Author to manage all technical authorship aspects of the Lot 2 HS2 Phase 2b working draft and formal Environmental Statements, covering eight community forum areas (CFAs) from Crewe to Manchester and West Midlands to Leeds, for review by HS2, DfT and key parliamentary stakeholders.
  • The main remit included, but was not exclusive to, technical quality appraisal and compilation of the reporting sections and volumes, copy-writing, quality assurance and consistency checking, expert EIA Advice, as well as comment tracking, information sharing and comparing multiple versions of governance to reach a single source of truth, within a highly complex and challenging environment.
  • The ES required the consideration of cumulative environmental effects and climate change resilience factors and required signifiant communication with technical specialists on specific and/or in-combination, or cumulative effects. We frequently engaged with specialists to guide them, question outcomes and collaborate on making edits, additions and/or omissions. 
  • Contracts met all targets for quality, time and cost. All six drafts of the two ES’ delivered for parliamentary review received excellent feedback and the client became a returning customer.

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