Geology and HS2 in Mid-Cheshire

    Geoscientist, February 2018 Chris Eccles, Director and Dr Simon Ferley, Technical Director, TerraConsult Ltd Geological conditions in mid-Cheshire, combined with the anthropogenic legacy, will have significant effects on the proposed HS2 Phase 2B high speed railway line, say Chris Eccles and Simon…

Accounting watchdog to probe KPMG over Carillion audits

FRC will investigate work carried out in run-up to government outsourcer’s collapse The probe marks the third inquiry into management and accounting practices at Carillion © Reuters Gill Plimmer and Naomi Rovnick in London YESTERDAY KPMG, the Big Four accounting firm, is being investigated…

HS2 construction giant Carillion on brink of collapse

Carillion could crash into administration as soon as Monday if the Government does not back a rescue plan, Sky News learns. 08:46, UK,Sunday 14 January 2018 Image:Carillion is building the HS2 high-speed rail link  By Mark Kleinman, City Editor Britain’s second-largest construction group is on the brink…

Useful links

With thanks to Andrea Polden. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/hs2-reveals-colne-valley-viaduct-concepts- – 19 January 2018 – Added link to design specimen document – HS2 Ltd today revealed an outline concept for the Colne Valley viaduct, which will help inform development of its final design and form the basis for wider discussions with…

Chamber demands rethink over HS2

Rob Johnston Lifestyle / Property December 07 2017 Nick Jackson Cumbria Chamber of Commerce is demanding a rethink of plans for HS2 after it emerged that trains from London will pass through the county without stopping. The £56bn high-speed line is due to reach…