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HS2 South Enabling Works Project

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Project overview:

  • Customer: HS2
  • Client: Costain Skanska Joint Venture
  • Sites: All Sectors of Area South, following the route from Central London to Middlesex.
  • Scope of works: HS2 will transform Euston, delivering much-needed extra capacity, improving journeys and unlocking the opportunity for thousands of new jobs and homes.
  • Value: £6.0M
  • Commencement Date: May  2018

Works overview:

HS2 is the £55.7bn planned highspeed rail line linking the South East to the North of England with the first phase extending from London Euston to Birmingham Curzon Street. L Lynch Plant Hire & Haulage was appointed by CSJV to carry out Enabling Works at the Euston site.


  • 96,000 tonnes to move
  • Over 99% recycled
  • 100% compliance with logistics
  • Up to 60 loads per day completed in the busiest junction within the UK
  • 0% reportable incidents


First Hybrid Excavator delivered to HS2

22T Kobelco Stage 4 Hybrid Excavator

  • First Stage 4 Hybrid on the project
  • 90% reduction of harmful emissions
  • 20% reduction on fuel usage
  • 8% Load Volume increase per hour

First Full Electric Excavator to HS2

Lynch are proud to have supplied the very first Full Electric Excavator to HS2. This excavator has improved the working conditions within an enclosed area by eliminating the emissions and toxins usually released by an equivalent diesel unit. An exciting innovation and the first of many full electric excavators we are certain to see on the project as the variety of plant becomes larger.

  • 100% reduction in emissions
  • Six hour operation time
  • Zero Vibration
  • Reduced Operational Noise

First Dual View Dumper to HS2

The Dual View dumper has quickly become regarded as the safest and best practice dumper available to the market and where better to place the first units than the biggest project in Europe.

First new MT625 Comfort Telehandler with Stage V engine to HS2

The MT625 Telehandler has always been one of the Manitou’s most popular machines and Lynch with have now supplied the first working MT625 fitted with the latest Stage V engine to HS2 London Euston. This machine meets the new emission laws which are due to be legally enforced in London by 2020.

Plus introduction of wide range of electric vehicles to protect the air quality.

Lynch have introduced other new electric machines to the HS2 project in order to cut emissions, protect the air quality and generally reduce the carbon footprint of the project. These include track barrows, loading shovels and people carriers.

Leading the way on data support

Lynch is leading the way with data support. Using our telematics systems we have been checking our HS2 sites for a number of months in order to capture their emission figures and so help further reduce on site pollution.

The extract below from Jason Bicknell, CSJV LEAN Practitioner acknowledges these efforts:

"The Lynch team arranged and attended meetings on site which included their Operations Business Analyst Emery Roosburg who very quickly understood our requirements. Lynch was able to provide a suite of information over varying time periods. They were also very responsive to data requests and adapted their standard reports to suit our needs a number of times throughout the project. Lynch seems to be at the forefront of this new technology"

The commitment to safety shown by Lynch is second to none and is why I always feel confident in my projects with their plant on site

Bryan Williams - CSJV


Key facts from project to date:

  • Over 50 Mosaic inducted operators
  • Three community engagement projects
  • Over 1,000 people placed on plant interface demonstrations
  • 99.4% of waste removed fully recycled
  • Over 25,000 man hours, ongoing
  • Over 4,500 Haulage movements, ongoing
  • 0% Incidents

Contractor Feedback:

The following testimonials highlight the importance of placing great operators and continually improving the skillset of those we currently employ. Our aim is to become a valuable part of the supply chain; providing input and industry knowledge strengthens our position of ‘Meeting Hire Demands’ on major projects.

Exceptional performance at Euston rewarded with certificate from the CSJV

Lynch was awarded this fantastic achievement (Exceptional Performance of Plant & Materials Supply) from the CSJV and who better to receive this award from David Mason, CSJV Lead Supply Chain Manager, than our HS2 Hire desk team Lisa Healey, Amy Wicks and Lydia Phillips (left to right).

Service and collaborative approach to site safety recognized

"The commitment to safety shown by Lynch is second to none and is why I always feel confident in my projects with their plant on site. The team who come out and perform the demonstration are always enthusiastic and really do their part to integrate with all contractors on site."

Bryan Williams (CSJV Senior Works Manager)


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