HS2 contracts on offer

A conference will be held today in Birmingham for companies who want to win contracts to build HS2. The high speed line will link the East and West Midlands with London and the north.

Midlands firms find out about potential HS2 contracts

Firms from the Midlands have been finding out about projects they could get involved in, linked to the planned HS2 scheme connecting London to the region.

£10billion pounds worth of contracts are on offer during the first phase, which connects the capital to Birmingham.

The second phase to Leeds and Sheffield is planned to go through the East Midlands, with the creation of a new station in Toton in Nottinghamshire.

The commercial director of HS2 Ltd, Beth West, told ITV News Central that today's conference was about letting firms know about the potential contracts on offer.

Hundreds of firms to attend HS2 conference today

Hundreds of companies will be in Birmingham today to vie for the opportunity to get involved in the multi-billion pound HS2 construction project.

More than 800 firm from across the company had pre-registered to attend the event.

The Supply Chain conference, being held at the ICC, is the first of a series of events designed to let businesses know how they can get involved in the design, planning and construction of the high-speed rail link.

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HS2: Companies look to win contracts at conference

High Speed 2 is a proposed rail network linking London, Midlands and Northern England.
High Speed 2 is a proposed rail network linking London, Midlands and Northern England. Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

A conference will take place in Birmingham today in an attempt to encourage companies to sign up for contracts to help develop HS2.

High Speed 2 is a proposed rail network linking London, Midlands and Northern England. The legislation to build the controversial line cleared the House of Commons last week.

HS2 Ltd says more than 800 companies registered to attend the event which it says will look to inform businesses about how they can get involved in the planning, design and construction of the line.