Enabling works for HS2 are taking place at sites in Birmingham, Old Oak Common and Euston, showing the breadth of opportunities that the project is injecting into the economy. HS2 is now supporting some 9000 jobs across 250 sites on the first phase of the route, on a diverse range of works including land clearance, demolitions, tree planting, archaeology, utility diversions, and environmental mitigations.

This figure that is anticipated to rise to 15,000 by 2020 and double to 30,000 during peak construction in 2021/22.

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