To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of the (a) number and (b) pay of construction workers that will be employed to build High Speed 2 for each month taken for that construction.
19 March 2015
Indicative construction programmes are set out in the Environmental Statement submitted to Parliament in the Community Forum Area Volume 2 reports. These programmes will be developed further through the hybrid Bill and detailed design process. Information on the number of construction workers required and pay details for each month during construction can only be fully determined after Royal Assent. The cost will be delivered within the funding envelope for HS2.
For Phase One it is estimated there will be:
14,600 construction jobs
2,200 operations & maintenance jobs
5,480 supply chain jobs
30,000 jobs supported by stations & depots
The figures have been published in the HS2 Phase One Environmental Statement Non-technical summary section 7.10. The document is available at the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/hs2-phase-one-environmental-statement-non-technical-summary