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HS2 in Brent and Ealing

HS2 in Brent and Ealing (Vent Shafts)
Design for the HS2 Canterbury Works headhouse and compound

Find out what HS2 means for Brent and Ealing

The HS2 route in the London Boroughs of Ealing and Brent will run underground, through the HS2 Euston and Northolt tunnels.

The Northolt tunnels will carry passengers from Old Oak Common station 13.5km under London to West Ruislip, and is the second longest tunnel on the Phase One route. The Euston tunnels will carry passengers from Old Oak Common station 7.2km under London to Euston station.

Tunnel ventilation shafts will be constructed at Canterbury Road, Westgate, Greenpark Way and Mandeville Road.

Benefits at a glance

  • Capacity - HS2 will form the backbone of our rail network

    Providing much-needed rail capacity across the country, and and integrating with rail projects in the North and Midlands.

  • Connectivity - HS2 will help level-up the country

    By offering better connections HS2 will help spread jobs and opportunity around the country, driving regeneration.

  • Carbon - HS2 will be the low carbon option for long distance travel

    HS2 will build sustainable, climate-resilient transport infrastructure and cut carbon emissions from the UK transport sector.

What we're delivering in Brent and Ealing

  • Construction

    HS2 has appointed joint venture Skanska, Costain and STRABAG (SCS Railways) to deliver civil engineering works across a 26.4km section of the Phase One route, which will run through Hillingdon.

  • Supply Chain

    More than 30 businesses working on HS2 already are located within Hammersmith and Fulham, Ealing and Brent. More than 80% of these businesses are SMEs.

  • Community Fund

    In and around Hammersmith and Fulham, Ealing and Brent, three CEF and BLEF projects worth more than £335,000 have already been awarded.

Canterbury Works ventilation shaft and headhouse

Skanska Costain STRABAG (SCS JV) are responsible for the design and construction of the HS2 main civils works at the Canterbury Works site.

Westgate and Greenpark Way ventilation shafts

Skanska Costain STRABAG (SCS JV) are responsible for the design and construction of the HS2 main civils works in Ealing.

Mandeville Road ventilation shaft

Skanska Costain STRABAG (SCS JV) are responsible for the design and construction of the HS2 main civils works at the Mandeville Road site.

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Three month construction look ahead

Autumn 2021