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Designing and constructing the high speed rail network

Find out how we’ll construct Britain’s new railway

How we build HS2 is as important as what we build. Learn more about the environment, archaeology and other aspects of construction.


HS2 construction site with Birmingham skyline behind it.

HS2 Ltd given Notice to Proceed

Major project milestone passed

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Environment and sustainability

We will deliver a railway that respects the natural environment by conserving, replacing or enhancing wildlife habitats.

Find out more about the Green Corridor
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Archaeology

Preparing for construction is a once-in-a-generation archaeology opportunity will allow us to reveal over 10,000 years of British history.

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Building HS2

  • Community engagement

    Our aspiration is to be a good neighbour every single day. Find out about community engagement.

    In your area

  • Health and Safety

    Looking after the health and safety of everyone who works on, or is impacted by, HS2 is at the heart of everything we do.

    Health and safety

  • Design vision and the design panel

    We will enhance the lives of future generations of people in Britain by designing a transformational rail system that is admired globally

    Design Panel

  • Education resources

    Learn more about our education resources, and the skills needed to design, build and operate the railway.

    Educational content

HS2 construction phases