Thame Valley viaduct
The Thame Valley Viaduct is located within the Northern Vale. The viaduct crosses the low-lying Thame Valley, approximately 350 metres to the south-west of the Rabans Lane Industrial area on the western periphery of Aylesbury. The viaduct is partially visible from Public Rights of Way to the south-west.
Thame Valley Viaduct is considered a key design element because it is close to a local residential area and the community interest around the River Thame corridor. Key design elements are structures along the route that are recognised by HS2 to be important. This could be due to their size, their proximity to stakeholders or their location within sensitive areas.
The design for the Thame Valley Viaduct structure has been developed with consideration for the technical and structural requirements as well as the impact on their surroundings. This has involved reviews with Buckinghamshire Council and feedback from the HS2 Independent Design Panel.
Thame Valley Viaduct design engagement
In February 2020, we invited views and ideas on the proposed design of the Thame Valley Viaduct. All comments and suggestions made will be considered before the next design stage.
As a key design element, this structure is also subject to review by the independent HS2 Design Panel of architects, engineers, and landscape architects. Their role is to act as a critical friend to ensure the designs meet the aspirations of the HS2 Design Vision. We will continue to engage with the panel during the development of our designs.
We will hold a further event to show you how we have listened to your comments and how this has influenced the final design.