2021 Report details for project: HS2 Phase1

Project name HS2 Phase1 - there is only one report for this project
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Report year 2021 (data is from March 2021)
Category Infrastructure - see all reports for this category
Description: HS2 will form the backbone of the UK's transport network, connecting eight out of ten of Britain's largest cities. By making it easier to move between the North, Midlands and South, cutting many journeys by half, HS2 will make it easier for people to live and work where they want.
DCA (RAG) Amber/Red
DCA text: The Infrastructure Project Authority's Delivery Confidence Assessment rating is Amber/red.This is primarily due to the following factors: Activity since the last IPA RAG rating includes: - In April 2020, the Government approved the Full Business Case for Phase One and agreed a revised funding regime and governance arrangements to take the programme forward. This permitted Main Works Civils Contractors to begin construction of Phase One. This year's key achievements include: progressing the remaining enabling works and mobilising main civil construction for Phase One while employing COVID-safe working practices . achieving consolidation point for Old Oak Common station allowing construction to commence evolving our approach to community engagement, including an enhanced complaints procedure to address concerns about how HS2's impact on communities along the line of route are managed implementation of over a quarter of the proposed reforms recommended by the Land and Property Review of November 2020 establishing HS2 Ltd's Environmental Sustainability Committee to limit and mitigate the environmental impacts from the construction of the railway
Start date 2009-01-14
End date 2029-11-30
Schedule text The project end-date is 30 November 2029. This is primarily due to the following factors: The target for delivery-into-service of Birmingham Curzon Street to London Old Oak Common remains 2029 to 2033, as set out last year in the Full Business Case. However, as the most recent Parliamentary update on progress stated, some schedule pressures on Phase One have emerged from delays in the period of handover of enabling to main works, including: .issues with completing utilities diversions .postponed land acquisition and access during the first COVID-19 lockdown .slower than planned development of detailed designs by the main works contractors Further cost pressures could emerge if mitigation activity is required to remain on schedule. HS2 Ltd is currently undertaking a schedule mitigation exercise on Phase One, this is due to conclude by Q2 21/22. Work to identify affordable design and delivery arrangements for Euston station is underway.
Baseline £3,498.00m
Forecast £3,498.00m
Variance 0.00%
Variance text: The budget variance is less than or equal to 5%.
Whole Life Cost £40,295.00m
WLCost text: The projects Baseline Whole Life Cost is £40295.00m. This is primarily due to the following factors: HS2 Ltd continues to report the anticipated final cost at £40.3bn. The total Funding Envelope for Phase 1, including contingency, stands at £44.6bn. As delivery progresses, cost pressures are emerging on the point estimate as risk materialises and these are expected to be managed from within existing contingency delegations. HS2 Ltd continues to assess the impact of COVID on the programme and validated costs incurred will require a draw on Government-held contingency. DfT does not report on the Whole Life Costs of the project as they do not reflect the true up-front capital costs of building the railway.
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Sourcefile IPA_2021.csv

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