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Balfour appoints new head of main initiatives on HS2 route

Balfour Beatty has promoted its mission director at Outdated Oak Widespread station to supervise all main initiatives on the HS2 route.

Nigel Russell is at the moment accountable for the Outdated Oak Widespread station mission for BBVS, a three way partnership between Balfour Beatty, Vinci and Systra.

However in January, he’ll take up the function of HS2 main initiatives chief government, changing incumbent Michael Dyke, who’s leaving Balfour Beatty to take up a brand new function in Saudi Arabia.

A press release from Balfour Beatty stated: “Nigel might be chargeable for Balfour Beatty’s HS2 pursuits and can lead the supply of Balfour Beatty Vinci’s HS2 Space North contracts, together with any future bundle of works alongside this route, in addition to the HS2 Outdated Oak Widespread station mission.

“Nigel will report instantly into Leo Quinn, Balfour Beatty’s group chief government.”

Russell joined the agency in 1981 as a graduate engineer on the M25 motorway scheme and has led transport and rail initiatives together with the M1/A1 Design-Construct-Finance-Function (DBFO) contract, the London Underground public personal partnership, the West Coast Mainline improve and the M25 Join Plus DBFO.

He moved to the Outdated Oak Widespread station mission in west London in 2019 after serving as mission director on Crossrail’s Whitechapel Station construct, which was delivered by Balfour Beatty, Morgan Sindall Infrastructure and Vinci Building (BBMV).

Dyke rejoined Balfour Beatty in 2020 to steer the agency’s HS2 pursuits, 18 years after ending an eight-year spell on the agency as senior business supervisor for main initiatives.

The flagship HS2 rail scheme will finish in Birmingham after prime minister Rishi Sunak introduced in October that he was scrapping the path to Manchester.

Uncertainty stays about how the proposed route from Outdated Oak Widespread to Euston might be paid for and delivered.



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