MP Oversees Early HS2 Work

Crewe and Nantwich MP, Dr Kieran Mullan, has been taken around South Cheshire to visit some of the early work for the West Midlands to Crewe leg of HS2. 

The HS2 Engagement and Engineering teams talked Kieran through the current activity in the area, potential supply chain opportunities and what communities can expect to see during construction and operation. They also discussed the importance of keeping residents in the loop about what is happening in the area, through sending letters. 

Kieran and the team visited an early environmental work to see what HS2 contractors are already doing to combat the environmental impact of the construction. For example, for every one pond that is being disturbed, another 2 are being created. These are dotted all over the Crewe and Nantwich constituency.  

They also visited an early works building site, where they spoke to CLD fencing, a local contractor who have been employed by HS2 to place secure fencing around many of their building sites. 

Kieran commented “HS2 is an amazing opportunity for our area, bringing jobs and investment into our area both during construction and once the lines are built and operating. While there is, of course, going to be some environmental impact from the construction, it is great to see that HS2 and their contractors are already working to ensure that local habitats are not lost.  

“The construction also provides good opportunities for local businesses to get contracts, with some, like CLD fencing, already benefitting. We want to organise events for local businesses, so that they can speak to organisations like CLD fencing and learn about how they can get contracts too and make the most of the opportunities HS2 brings. 

“Along with the £22.9 million Crewe Town Deal, £14 million from the Future High Streets Fund and £5 million to create an Institute of Technology at South Cheshire College we can see levelling up in action locally and I am optimistic for our future as a town and region.”