Wernick completes first accommodation instalment for HS2

19th August 2020
HS2 London Temporary Accommodation

Wernick Buildings has successfully delivered modular accommodation to a site just outside of London, where HS2 will be launching its first tunnel boring machines for the Chiltern tunnel section.

Wernick manufactured all 213 PMflex® modules to order at our facility in Port Talbot, South Wales in just a few months, despite the difficult operating conditions imposed by the COVID pandemic.

The accommodation is the first procured by the client Align JV – a joint venture formed of three companies: Bouygues Travaux Publics, Sir Robert McAlpine, and VolkerFitzpatrick.

It will remain on site for five years, providing the main welfare and office space for workers and sub-contractors working on the new high-speed railway.

The buildings, situated near the M25, offer modern and spacious areas for staff to work, meet, break and prepare food.

In addition to the facilities that you would expect in construction welfare buildings, you will find exposed ceilings, glass-partitioned and open-plan offices, break-out and coffee areas, light and airy meeting rooms and a viewing platform.

Wernick Buildings are one of more than 2,000 companies across the UK currently working on HS2. The project has had a positive impact on Wernick Buildings and the surrounding area.

Ben Wernick, Managing Director of Construction at Wernick commented: “HS2 is giving us a pipeline of work which is allowing us to invest in our infrastructure here in Port Talbot enabling us to improve, increase production and employ more local people.”

“With 90% of our supply chain being within a 50-mile radius of our factory, this work is also having a positive impact on the local community.”

HS2’s procurement and commercial director David Poole said: “The HS2 project is attracting businesses across the country to help us build Britain’s new high speed, low carbon, railway.”

“It is fantastic to see that companies in South Wales are already benefiting from contracts on HS2, which now more than ever are providing a welcome boost for the construction, and other related, sectors.”