HS2 Vegetation Clearance

The Brief

We were tasked to plan and manage the clearance of trees, vegetation and stumps along an 80km section of the new high speed rail link HS2.

The client required us to be flexible with our resources to accommodate their unpredictable timetable, whilst remaining competitive with costs.

We offered attractive yet realistic day rates which allowed flexibility of resources and a means to mobilise our plant and equipment at short notice.

What we did

  • This project required working multiple teams simultaneously spread over different sites and under different stakeholders. 
  • We developed a detailed management system to enable us to give a reactive service without sacrificing safety or quality. 
  • We remained flexible for the client and supportive of their unpredictable programme.
  • Our large and varied fleet of forestry machinery and highly experienced operators has given us the ability to tackle major projects without relying on third party suppliers.
  • Our in-house engineering and workshop team means we can react quickly to mechanical issues, keeping standing time to a minimum.
  • All works were done under the supervision of ecologists. By sharing our knowledge and experience, we worked together to avoid disruptions to the programme of works whilst adhering to wildlife legislation.

The Outcome

The scale of this project meant that we were able to grow the project management team which allowed us to manage the individual site teams efficiently. 

We expanded our operational capabilities in order to work on the large number of sites simultaneously.

We delivered vegetation clearance operations to one of the highest standards of compliance within the construction industry to date.