Having been involved in HS2, Britain’s largest infrastructure project, since inception, Mabey Hire is supplying and installing ten modular bridges to provide the project with safe access to commence construction of the railway. This will form part of the early enabling works which allows construction vehicles to cross rivers, roads and underground assets and buried services.
The temporary bridges are fabricated at the company's Gloucestershire-based manufacturing facility, using a large proportion of steel sourced and rolled in the UK. The Mabey Hire team have begun work to install the first bridge on the HS2 route in Kenilworth, Warwickshire.
On a recent visit to the production facility to see some of the modular bridges being constructed, Mark Thurston, CEO of HS2, said, “HS2 is providing a much-needed boost for UK companies across the country with thousands of business opportunities available to aid the construction of Britain’s new high speed, low carbon, and railway. It was great to see the enthusiasm for the HS2 project from Mabey Hire, and I will be watching with interest as the temporary bridges are installed in the coming months and years.”
Gordon MacDonald, chief executive of Mabey Hire, commented, “We are delighted to have been involved in this project from the start and are proud to have been able to support HS2 through early consultant and contractor engagement. As the project progresses, we remain committed to supporting HS2 in the long-term and look forward to harnessing the full depth and breadth of our expertise to ensure that HS2 achieves its goals.