HS2 has launched a new initiative to share insight from Britain’s largest construction project with the wider UK infrastructure industry that will see the publication of lessons learnt, good practice and innovation from across the project.
The HS2 Learning Legacy project was formally launched at the Institution of Engineering and Technology in London at an event supported by the Major Projects Association and Infrastructure and Projects Authority.
The first tranche of Learning Legacy material includes over 100 resources covering a range of topics including Design Engineering & Architecture; Environment; Digital Engineering; Health & Safety; and Occupational Health & Wellbeing – and has been published on a dedicated website at –learninglegacy.hs2.org.uk
New learning legacy papers will be published every six months, including technical papers, case studies, videos and podcasts with professionals across the industry.
HS2 is also partnering with industry to disseminate the learning through events and engagement as well as academia to share real life case studies with post graduate students.
The launch of the project builds on similar initiatives at London 2012, Crossrail and Thameslink London Bridge project – but HS2 will be the first project to start this early in the project lifecycle, enabling the capture of learning from the early projects stages such as procurement, initiation, design and enabling works.
Launching the new initiative, HS2 Ltd Chief Executive Mark Thurston said: “Major projects like HS2 do not happen in isolation – we build on the experience and lessons learned from previous projects and rely on the wider industry to deliver.
“That’s why it’s so important that we pay back and offer the next generation the same opportunities to learn from our experience.”