The East West Railway Company (EWR Co) has appointed Jacobs as its programme partner for the next three years to support the organisation through the next stage of its railway development.
Jacobs will work collaboratively with EWR Co’s existing team, providing additional, flexible capability as the company continues to develop plans for a new direct connection between Oxford and Cambridge.
Ian Parker, Programme Delivery Director at EWR Co said: “A project of the complexity and size of East West Rail requires a wide range of different types of resource as it develops.
“Jacobs will support us as we work towards creating a permanent workforce and build relationships with Enterprise partners into the future.”
Parker added: “A key aspect of our decision was the commitment that Jacobs has made for Social Value Outcomes along the route.
“As well as Jacobs’ internationally renowned reputation for world-class technical skills, they also have a proven track record in delivering strong, impactful social value – and are passionate about protecting the environment and promoting social mobility.”