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Have your say on the design of the Oxford Canal Viaduct

Thank you for visiting our Oxford Canal Viaduct virtual exhibition.  We hope you found the information useful.

We’d like your feedback

We’re seeking your views on the design of the Oxford Canal Viaduct.

  • Which objectives are most important to you?
  • Which pier finish do you prefer?
  • What are your views on landscape design?

Let us know your preferred pier finish, which other issues are the most important to you and any other comments that you have about our plans.

How to have your say

Complete our feedback form to let us know your preference.

Please provide us with your feedback by 30 April 2021. It is important we receive your comments by this date so we can consider your feedback in the next stage of review for the viaduct.

HS2 design engagement next steps

Step 1: Consider responses

We will consider the responses we receive and whether aspects of them can be incorporated into the final proposed design.

Step 2: Feedback report

We will summarise the comments we received and confirm how they can inform the final design.

Step 3: “You said, we did”

We will continue engagement with detailed information on the feedback that we recieved, and any changes made to the final design.

Step 4: Submit schedule 17

We will submit our request for approval of the Schedule 17 application, seeking approval for the final design.

Step 5: Construction engagement

We will continue engagement with the local community to describe and discuss the construction impacts and the mitigation that we will put in place.

We’d like your views on this virtual exhibition

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID 19) pandemic and in response to Government guidance on social distancing it is not possible to engage directly with community groups in the usual way. We have therefore created this virtual exhibition to share our design for the viaduct and to seek your feedback.

Please take some time to complete our feedback survey about this virtual exhibition.  We’re keen to know if you like accessing information in this way and how we can improve this style of update for future online engagement activities.

Click here to complete our virtual exhibition feedback survey.

Who is EKFB?

EKFB is a joint venture that brings together international, market-leading expertise from four renowned civil engineering and construction companies: Eiffage, Kier, Ferrovial Construction and BAM Nuttall. All four partners bring specialist expertise in the design, construction, operation, financing and maintenance of railway networks, including some of Europe’s high speed rail projects.

EKFB is proud to have been appointed by HS2 to deliver civil engineering works across an 80km section of the new high speed rail link between the Chiltern Tunnel and Long Itchington Wood. Our scope of the works includes 15 viaducts, 6.9km of green tunnels, 22km of road diversions, 81 bridges and around 30 million cubic metres of excavation.

Talk to your engagement team

EKFB will continue to engage with the community in a number of different ways. We have our dedicated community engagement team who will continue to work with the local parish council and community groups, throughout the construction of the project. We will also continue to hold drop-in information events for people to attend, ask questions and find out information.

We will also keep communities up to date through notification and newsletters, outlining sections of works that we will be carrying out in your area.

Find out about upcoming engagement events in your area.

Find out about current construction works in your area.

You can contact our HS2 Helpdesk team all day, every day of the year

Our HS2 Helpdesk team is available all day, every day to listen and help with any questions you may have about the project. This is a key part of our commitment to be a good neighbour while we build the new railway.

You can contact us by:

In most cases, our Helpdesk team will be able to answer your question straight away, but if we can’t then we will work with our local teams in your area to respond.

Find out more information about our Helpdesk and how to get in touch with us.

Contacting our HS2 Helpdesk team

HS2 Helpdesk: available all day, every day