HS2 Northern Route 1&2

London, UK
Appointed by: Balfour Beatty Vinci
Soben is preparing detailed bills of quantities for all aspects of the new high speed rail line between London and the North of England.

Key statistics

£5 billion

Value (approx)




Project Year

Complex project, comprehensive approach

HS2 is a new high speed rail line being built from London to the North of England. The HS2 trains will link the biggest cities in Scotland with Manchester, Birmingham and London. Soben is preparing detailed bills of quantities extracted from BIM models for all aspects of the scheme across multiple design phases.

The most complex infrastructure scheme currently underway in the UK, the project involves 90km of new railway, 51 viaducts and boxes, 7.5km of twin tunnel, 35 cuttings reaching over 30km, 76 culverts and other underbridges, 66 embankments, 4 motorway crossings, and 6 interfaces with existing rail requiring both dive-under and overbridge structures.


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Soben has accountability for the detailed measurement of the assets through the pre-construction design stages including design and gap analysis. 

N1 and N2 comprise a total of 1.8 million m3 of concrete and 32 million m3 of cut and landfill. And all associated drainage and utilities. 

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