Bruton Knowles has been appointed to the High Speed Rail Two (HS2) Land and Property Professional Services Framework.
The firm has been selected to provide valuation and estate services advice to HS2 Ltd under each of Lot 1 and 2 of the framework agreement.
According to HS2 Ltd, the company responsible for developing and promoting the first phase of the high speed rail network from London to the West Midlands, the framework will bring in the professional expertise needed to support the wide range of property and land matters arising from the development of a UK high speed rail network.
Companies on the framework will be invited to tender for contracts, which will be awarded through secondary competitions later in the summer. The contracts will cover HS2 Phase One between London and Birmingham as well as Phase Two beyond Birmingham on to Leeds and Manchester. The contracts can run for three years with an option to extend.
Nigel Billingsley partner at Bruton Knowles, said he was pleased the firm had been selected for the two frameworks it had bid for.
“HS2 is one of the most significant infrastructure investments the UK has seen for many years and having the opportunity to play a part in the delivery of the project, through the provision of property services, is one we are obviously extremely pleased about,” he said.
“It is also pleasing to know that of the two lots we bid for we were selected for both, which is an endorsement of the strength of expertise we have in valuation and estate services, as well as in the transport sector.”.
In 2010, the firm won the contract with Nottingham Express Transit (NET) to provide land acquisition and compensation claim management services for phase two of the tram line. It has also been appointed to the Property Framework for Centro, The West Midlands Transport organisation. The firm also worked on HS1 - the Channel Tunnel Rail link.