Mabey Bridge welcomes HS2 CEO Mark Thurston and Rt Hon Mark Harper, MP for the Forest of Dean, to its modular bridging factory in Lydney


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Leading bridge and engineering services specialist, Mabey Bridge, was pleased to welcome HS2 CEO Mark Thurston and Rt Hon Mark Harper, MP for The Forest of Dean, to its modular bridging headquarters in Lydney, Gloucestershire, today.

In collaboration with business partner, Mabey Hire, Mabey Bridge is currently supplying ten modular bridges to HS2 to support construction of the UK’s new high speed, low carbon railway. The visit was timely as Mabey Hire has recently begun work to install the first of these bridges on the HS2 route in Kenilworth, Warwickshire.

HS2 CEO Mark Thurston, said:

“HS2 is providing a much-needed boost for UK companies across the country with thousands of business opportunities available to aid the construction of Britain’s new high speed, low carbon, railway.

“Mabey Bridge is a super example of the 2000 companies across the UK helping to deliver HS2 so far, sustaining and creating jobs across Britain. The scale and longevity of the project means that there will be many more opportunities available for UK firms, particularly small and medium sized enterprises, to get on board.”

Mark Harper, MP for Forest of Dean, said:

“The Government’s investment in infrastructure, such as HS2, is important at a time of economic uncertainty. It is encouraging that businesses across the UK, and particularly here in Gloucestershire, are winning work to deliver HS2, which will sustain local employment.”

Britain’s largest infrastructure project, HS2 provides Mabey Bridge with a unique opportunity to showcase British manufacturing expertise at its best and to demonstrate to customers, in both the UK and globally, how modular construction is being adopted by UK government as a game-changer on critical national infrastructure projects.

Michael Treacy, Chief Executive of Mabey Bridge, said:

“We are excited about the potential the project offers to our business and to our local supply chain, and we look forward to working with our partners on the project, Mabey Hire, to support HS2 further as the project develops.”

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