VolkerFitzpatrick - Meet the Buyer Event


In Summary

26th May 2022 | 10:00 to 15:00

Suppliers in the Birmingham /Midlands area are invited to meet with the VolkerFitzpatrick procurement team on the 26 /05 for 1:1 meetings.

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In Detail

VolkerFitzpatrick Ltd & VolkerRail Ltd have been invited to tender for the Washwood Heath Depot & Network Control Centre contract – worth an estimated £275m. The winning bidder will work with HS2 Ltd to transform the 30-hectare brownfield site into the nerve centre of the HS2 network.

HS2’s fleet of state-of-the-art high-speed trains will be serviced and maintained, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, from the Washwood Heath site - ready to provide an unparalleled level of frequency and reliability for passengers across the UK. The depot will include a Rolling Stock Maintenance Building, Carriage Wash, Automatic Vehicle Inspection Building and 14 sidings where trains can be stored overnight.

Also on the same site will be the Network Integrated Control Centre, the centre of the network’s state-of-the-art signalling and control systems as well as office buildings for cleaners and drivers. In total, around 500 jobs are expected to be based across both the depot and control centre.

Once operational, Phase One and 2a will have a fleet of at least 54 trains which will be based at Washwood Heath. These 200m long units can be doubled up to create 400m long trains and will serve destinations beyond the HS2 network – like Liverpool, Preston, Carlisle and Glasgow - via a connection to the existing West Coast Main Line at Crewe.

Contracts are expected to be awarded in 2023.

Supplier Criteria:

VolkerFitzpatrick is looking to meet UK Constructionline Gold Approved /RISQS Accredited subcontractors. Social Enterprise organisations in the area are also welcome to apply.
Further details to be sent following your registration and successful application.


This event is free.


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