A joint venture between Acciona, John Sisk & Son and Lagan Construction Group has chosen its design partners as part of a bid to secure £900m of High Speed 2 work.
The design team consists of global consultants RPS, bridge specialists Hewson Consulting Engineers and ground engineers Coffey Geotechnics, in addition to the Spanish company’s in-house design team Acciona Engineering.
The firms will support the ASL team’s bid to secure a £900m civils package on the first phase of the £50bn line.
Last month, the JV was shortlisted alongside three consortiums and a sole bid from Bechtel to design and build the Brackley to Wood Green tunnel section of the line.
The JV has not ruled out keeping the team together to work on future transport projects in the UK.
Acciona Engineering has been involved in the design of more than 1,200 km of track in its native Spain, as well as a number of tunnelling projects across Europe.
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Consultancy firm RPS Group, which employs more than 5,000 people worldwide, has helped with the design of major infrastructure projects including the Limerick Tunnel in Ireland.
Global ground engineer Coffey Geotechnics has been involved with designing parts of Crossrail, while bridge and structure specialist Hewson Consulting Engineers has worked on a number of UK rail projects including Thameslink and the Northern Hub rail link.
ASL director Wayne Metcalfe said: “Everyone at ASL wanted the best engineers, scientists and specialists on the project as early as possible to raise the quality of our work to the next level.
“With completely integrated design, you learn from experience quickly and drive excellence and efficiencies simultaneously.”
The ASL JV is the latest consortium to decide on its design partners.
Last month Construction News revealed that WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff had been selected by Laing O’Rourke / Murphy / FCC Construcción to lead its design team.